Housed in the original Prickwillow Engine House (dating from 1890), it enjoys a picturesque setting on the river bank and is on the Hereward Way for those enjoying a walk out from Ely. For those arriving by car, the museum has it own large (free) car park.
The original building has been extended in recent years to provide modern visitor facilities as well as housing exhibits which include several large vintage diesel pumping engines which will delight enthusiasts of Britain’s industrial heritage.
The displays cover both the historical and technical aspects of the drainage works which span many centuries and the aim is to inform and educate visitors, by providing an understanding of the way in which the Fens came into being and are protected from flooding. The engine and pump collection is representative of the products of the golden age of British engineering.
The location is ideal for a picnic on the river bank which also has moorings for those arriving by boat.
Facilities : These include a cafe, providing hot and cold drinks, light snacks and ice creams and a shop which stocks a range of gift items, including books and DVDs.
Hall Hire : The large main hall of the museum is available to hire for meetings (when the museum is closed to the public) and refreshments (including buffet meals) will be provided, if required.
Prickwillow Engine Museum