Ely’s annual Heritage Weekend returns this weekend

Ely Cathedral gets its certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor

Ely Cathedral gets its certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor - Credit: Archant

Ely’s annual Heritage Weekend returns tomorrow, Friday September 8, for a three-day celebration of all things historic.

The event kicks off with three open nights. Head to Oliver Cromwell’s House between 5 and 8pm (last entry 7pm) to explore the English leader’s impressive former home. Admission is free and you no pre-booking is required.

You’ll be able to play with some toys from the period and experience 17th-century domestic life in specially re-created rooms. And for those brave enough – step into the Haunted Bedroom.

Or make your way over to Ely Museum in the evening for another free event, where displays include original prison cells, fossils to touch and Roman remains.

The third Friday open night is at the cathedral, between 6.30 and 8.30pm, where twilight tours of either the historical West Tower or the world famous Octagon Tower will be taking place. Tickets are limited to two-per-person and must be pre-booked via elycathedral.org.


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Then, on Saturday, discover Ely through its architecture on a guided tour of the town departing from the tourist information centre at 11.30am. Tickets should be booked via olivercromwellshouse.co.uk.

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