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Cambridgeshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums  (English Heritage / National Trust / others), many with brief details of disabled access.

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Cambridgeshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill - National Trust - Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill - Lode, Cambridge – Disabled friendly, baby changing, pushchairs admitted to gardens only - see website
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/anglesey-abbey/

 

Burwell Museum - Rural history museum depicting village life through the centuries on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens, includes an early 19th century windmill, vintage vehicles, farm machinery - The majority of Burwell Museum is accessible to disabled visitors with stair lifts where possible at the museum & video of the upper levels (some restrictions) please see website
www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

 

Cambridge & County Folk Museum - holds 20,000 objects related to the Cambridge area - Disabled access and facilities see website
www.folkmuseum.org.uk

 

Denny Abbey and the Farmland Museum - Denny Abbey Founded in 1159 as a Benedictine monastery, it then became a retirement home for elderly Knights Templars. After the Templars’ suppression for alleged heresy in 1308, it became a convent of Franciscan nuns before becoming a farm from 1539 and the dissolution of the monasteries, until the 1960s. Family-friendly activities Farmland Museum features a fenman’s hut, blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s workshops, village shop display and many other aspects of Cambridgeshire rural life - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing, wheelchair loan - see website
www.english-heritage.org.uk www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk

 

Duxford Chapel - A modest but complete and attractive 14th century chantry chapel, perhaps originally a hospital we have no disabled access info for this site
www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Ely Cathedral - Medievil wonder, 11th Century, often a film location, spectacular views from the Octagon and West Towers, daily tours, Stained Glass Museum, holds regular concerts and events - wheelchairs - see website
www.elycathedral.org

 

Ely Museum (The Old Gaol) - the history centre for the Isle of Ely & the Fens, it takes you on a journey through time from prehistory to the twentieth century - Disabled access and facilities but see website
www.elymuseum.org.uk

 

Fitzwilliam Museum - Artefacts from Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Greece, Rome, Cyprus and the Ancient Near East, covering many aspects of ancient life. European & Oriental sculpture & decorative arts. Ancient, medieval and modern coins, medals, tokens, banknotes and other forms of money from all parts of the world - Cambridge - Disabled access and facilities, baby changing - see website
www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

 

Flag Fen Archaeology Park - Bronze Age Archaeology site and reconstruction. Travel back 3,500 years to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe. - disabled friendly, Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for visitor use, please see the website
www.vivacity-peterborough.com

 

Houghton Mill - National Trust - Impressive working 18th-century watermill - Houghton, near Huntingdon – Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing - see website
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/houghton-mill/

 

John Clare Cottage - the home of John Clare (1793-1864). Widely regarded as one of the greatest of the English poets, restored, using traditional building methods, to create a centre where people can learn about John Clare, his works, how rural people lived in the early 19th century and also gain an understanding of the environment - Peterborough - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.clarecottage.org

 

Longthorpe Tower - displays one of the most complete and important sets of 14th century domestic wall paintings in northern Europe. This varied 'spiritual encyclopaedia' of worldly and religious subjects includes the Wheel of Life, the Nativity and King David - Peterborough - not accessible to wheelchair users / pushchairs
www.english-heritage.org.uk www.vivacity-peterborough.com

 

Museum of Technology - based in Cambridge's old sewage pumping station, built in 1894. The pumping station's original equipment and other engines, Letterpress-printing equipment ranging from early hand operated presses to power machinery, events, exhibitions - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.museumoftechnology.com

 

Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House - built in about 1740, the house / museum shows her life and work including the National Trust, Social Housing, Amenity Societies and Conservation Wisbech - contact to arrange disabled access, see website
www.octaviahill.org

 


 

Oliver Cromwell’s House - former home of the Lord Protector of England, the only surviving residence, other than Hampton Court, recreated to show how his family would have lived in the mid 17th Century. - Disabled access, please see website
www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk

 

Peckover House & Garden - An elegant Georgian town house in the heart of Wisbech. Showrooms open to the public over three floors. An outstanding two-acre town garden with specimen trees, orangery, croquet lawn, herbaceous borders and more. Licensed tearooms, gift shop, plant sales - Disabled access and facilities / baby changing but some restrictions please see website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peckover

 

Peterborough Cathedral - one of the finest Norman buildings surviving in Europe, noted architecture, Katharine of Aragon’s grave, music events, exhibitions, tours - all areas are accessible to wheelchair users except the tower and upper levels tour
www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

 

Peterborough Museum - A Georgian mansion full of extraordinary stories, objects and interactive displays for all ages, the collections comprise over 200,000 items of great national and international importance - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.vivacity-peterborough.com

 

Wimpole Estate - A working estate still guided by the seasons, with an impressive mansion and Home Farm – Arrington, Royston - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing but with restrictions see website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

 

Wisbech & Fenland Museum - One of the oldest museums in the UK, discover a treasure house of rare and unusual artefacts, illuminating history, both local and and worldwide - Wisbech - Disabled friendly, see website
www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk

 

 

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