Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Village Life

Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Village Life
Mill Close
Burwell
Cambridgeshire
CB25 0HL
England

Website

Burwell Museum website. Includes: Opening hours, admission charges, Special Events details, 100s of photos and videos of Burwell Museum events and buildings.

www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

Burwell Museum "Twitter" pages. "Follow" us to receive updates and reminders about forthcoming events plus any Museum news.

twitter.com/burwellmuseum

Burwell Museum "Facebook" page

www.facebook.com/pages/Burwell-Museum/113301912128450

E-mail

General Enquiries regarding the whole museum.

museum@burwellmuseum.org.uk

Enquiries regarding the windmill only.

mill@burwellmuseum.org.uk

Other contact details can be found on our website.

Telephone

General Information.(Answering machine - please leave a message, clearly, with contact details if you wish.)

01638 605 544

Fax

0871 661 5378

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Museum site as seen from inside Stevens' Mill. Copyright © Burwell Museum/Simon Heath
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A museum (reg.charity No.290431), run entirely by un-paid volunteers, depicting village life on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens from the Saxons to the 60's. The displays are housed in various attractive buildings including an 18th Century timber framed barn.
Stevens' Mill, a Grade II* Listed windmill next to the museum site, is part of the museum but is awaiting full restoration. Visitors can not go inside until restoration is finished. The mill is on the English Heritage Historic Buildings At Risk Register and will remain on it until enough money has been raised to complete the restoration.
The museum has a Friends group who amongst other things help to staff the museum on open days and organise fund-raising events.
Further details about the museum can be found on our website www.burwellmuseum.org.uk (click the link above right) The website also includes a "Gallery" containing many photos and videos of some of our displays, our interesting buildings and many of our Special Events from 2004 to present.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Heritage site

Opening hours

Easter - End of October
Thurs, Sun, Bank Holiday Monday. 1400-1700.
Early opening on some Special Event days.

Closed: November - Easter

Admission charges

Adults: £4.00
Accompanied Children (5-16 yrs): £1.50
Accompanied Children under 5 yrs: FREE
Season Ticket Holders: FREE
(Season Tickets cost £10.00 and can be purchased at the museum, giving free entry to the museum on any regular open days. Membership of the Friends includes a free Season Ticket)

Getting there

Burwell is on the B1102 road about 12 miles north east of Cambridge, 12 miles south of Ely and 4 miles north west of Newmarket.
Museum car parking (free) is signed in the village High Street (at the Gardiner Memorial Hall). Museum is a short walk from rear left of car park. Disabled drivers may park in Mill Close near the museum entrance.
Further details available on our website www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

Additional info

Wheelchair access to ground floor public areas. Stair-lifts available for access to all upstairs public areas, except the windmill.
Coaches are welcome, but by prior arrangement only, please.
Shop sells souvenirs, books, CD-ROMs and light refreshments (cold drinks, confectionary).
Tea Stall (with home made cakes!) on Special Event days.
Refreshments/cold food (e.g. Ploughmans Lunch) can be provided for pre-booked groups.
Further information on our website www.burwellmuseum.org.uk (click the link above right).

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Rottingdean Windmill.

From Top to Bottom: Practical Mill Maintenance

  • 29 August 2014 10am-4pm *on now

Includes repairs, millstone dressing, machinery maintenance and day-to-day operation. After lunch visit Wicken Corn Mill for a guided tour.

Booking essential as spaces are limited. Email education@burwellmuseum.org.uk or call 01638 605544.

Refreshments provided. Suitable for participants aged 18+.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10.00 per person.

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/

Girls in the wood

Heritage Open Day

  • 14 September 2014 11am-5pm

Tour the mill, listen to fascinating 10-minute talks, enjoy farrier and blacksmithing demonstrations, Friends’ stalls and refreshments.

Special activities for 2014 – hear a talk by the director of an innovative dance performance inspired by oral histories from Fenland people and then take part in a mini dance discovery workshop for all ages. You can also join our artists in residence as they illustrate their way around the museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/

photogrpah of blacksmith shop

Blacksmith and Brick Making Basics

  • 14 September 2014 10:30am-2:30pm

Meet the blacksmith, take a tour of the forge, and help create a metal masterpiece! Then learn the tricks of making bricks the traditional way.

Bring a packed lunch, additional refreshments available.
Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Participants will have free time to enjoy our Heritage Open Day event after their workshop.

For booking and information email education@burwellmuseum.org.uk or call 01638 605544.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/

Human skull

Autumn Tea and Talks – Anglo-Saxon Burials at Fen Edge

  • 9 October 2014 2-3pm

A fascinating dig through history exploring the lives of Anglo-Saxons on the Fen edge. Discover more about the museum’s Anglo-Saxon lady and burial treasures as Zoe examines the funerary rites of past cultures.

Zoe gained her MA in Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Sheffield and has since worked on cemetery sites dating from Bronze Age cremations to a World War One mass burial at Fromelles in Northern France.

Join us for tea and cake after the talk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/

A young girl, her hair tied with ribbon, holds a large stick as she drives the cows into the farmyard for milking. The original caption describes this as "A little school girl’s holiday work".

Autumn Tea and Talks – Fens at War (1914-1918)

  • 30 October 2014 2-3pm

Join lecturer and historian Mike Petty to find out what happened in the Fens during the Great War, and the impact on the lives of local people. Tea and cake follow the talk.

Booking essential, please email education@burwellmuseum.org.uk or call 01638 605544.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/

Getting there

Burwell is on the B1102 road about 12 miles north east of Cambridge, 12 miles south of Ely and 4 miles north west of Newmarket.
Museum car parking (free) is signed in the village High Street (at the Gardiner Memorial Hall). Museum is a short walk from rear left of car park. Disabled drivers may park in Mill Close near the museum entrance.
Further details available on our website www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

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