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Farmland Museum

Ely Road, Cambridge CB25 9PQ, England
+44 1223 860988
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Great for a sunny day

Good outdoor play area and lots of old farm machinery. The different exhibits needed some reading... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Alison L
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Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth a visit

Abbey and museum well worth a visit. Spent 2 1/2 hours there including lunch. We found it very... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
countrygirl190784
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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The Farmland Museum is an independent museum which also looks after Denny Abbey on behalf of English Heritage. The museum's display celebrate the agricultural heritage of the county and the rural traditions and industries associated with the area. On the museum site visitors will find a 17thC Stone Barn, a reconstructed early/mid 20thC Village Shop and a Wheelwright's workshop. Lots of hands-on activities for children including a play area. The Abbey is unique - it has been lived in and adapted by 3 different religious orders between 12th century and 14th century. It then became a farmhouse until the 1940s. The Tea Room is open at weekends, bank holidays and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon's during school holidays (excluding Christmas holiday). Hot/cold drinks and assorted snacks available daily from the museum kiosk. The entry price covers the whole site including the Abbey. Season tickets are a great option for regular visitors. English Heritage members have free access to Denny Abbey, the Nuns Refectory and Walnut Cottage when they show membership card. A reduced entry fee is charged to English Heritage members wishing to visit the whole site. No free access to English Heritage members on event days (please refer to your handbook). Museum open daily. Weekdays 12 - 5pm; weekends and bank holidays 10.30am - 5pm
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ely Road, Cambridge CB25 9PQ, England
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Good outdoor play area and lots of old farm machinery. The different exhibits needed some reading and an adult to encourage interest but there was lots of interactive parts like jigsaws etc. Good way to spend a couple of hours. Dog-friendly too!

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Abbey and museum well worth a visit. Spent 2 1/2 hours there including lunch. We found it very interesting. The weather was kind which makes a difference.1940s cottage very good and the shop recreation was also good. Lunch was lovely and freshly made. Overall very...More

Thank countrygirl190784
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Having been involved in the tool trade for most of my working life I found this exhibition very interesting with certain pieces of machinery giving me problems in identifying what their purpose was. A good insight and education on how the farmers of Cambridgeshire made...More

Thank Peterperfik
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A great place to take children, especially on school trips, as it is full of information on Cambridgeshire farming with lots of exhibits, craftsmen’s workshops and machines as well as places to run about and play. I particularly liked Wallnut Tree cottage set up to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Found this by accident. It's part of English Heritage. The farm museum is very well laid out and interesting. The abbey is accessible. There was no café and the toilets had no water the day we went so I cannot rate it higher. Reasonable price...More

Thank PickwickNan
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visited because we were visiting the adjacent Denny Abbey and for a little extra we could visit this also. It had some displays and some "old" farm equipment (essentially stuff I used to see when visiting country relatives 70 years ago when I lived...More

Thank Gogocar
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum opens from noon till 5.00 p.m. during the summer. Please note the café is only open at the weekends and Bank Holidays, so, on weekdays, have lunch elsewhere before you come. The shop sells coffee, ice cream and sweets....More

1  Thank SJF33
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was an enjoyable couple of hours looking round various exhibits from farms in past times to a home in the 40's/50's. The shop was interesting and there were lots of things for children to do. The cafe was good and the staff welcoming. Very...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We visited the the Denny Farmland Museum with not to high expectations but were very plesantly surprised. A well layed out family museum, an interesting ruined abbey a nice teashop and a great way to spend a few hours.

1  Thank IainBalf
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A lovely venue, very well laid out easy to access. It is also dog friendly. The staff were welcoming and friendly. For a person brought up in the 50s there were so many exhibits that took me back to my childhood.

1  Thank John C
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