Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely was officially reopened following its recent refurbishment, on Tuesday 26th March 2019.
Charles, 9th Earl Spencer carried out the official ceremony, pictured here with Kieran Carr, LEADER programme Manager.
This refurbishment was made possible with a £30,000 grant funded from the Cambridgeshire Fens LEADER Programme, co-ordinated by Cambridgeshire ACRE. The money has been used to re-design one of the eight rooms which makes up the tour of the House. The re-design of the Civil War Room Exhibition will increase visitor numbers to the House and in turn to Ely.
Manager of Oliver Cromwell’s House, Tracey Harding said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the grant. Our Civil War Exhibition, which is one of the key themes on our tour, has been redesigned to make it more interactive and engaging for visitors. We have made a series of changes to the House over the past few years, including converting one of our rooms into an Escape Room, but this is the first time that we have received external funding to specifically focus on improving the attraction. We are extremely grateful for all the support that we have received from Cambridgeshire Acre in assisting us with securing this grant.”