Burwell Museum & Windmill

Museum site as seen from inside Stevens' Mill. Copyright © Burwell Museum/Simon Heath
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A museum (reg.charity No.290431), run by un-paid volunteers and 2 part-time paid staff, 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 and is fully restored thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and several other donations. Visitors can tour inside with one of our Mill Guides for a small additional charge.

Further details about the museum can be found on our website www.burwellmuseum.org.uk (click the link above right)

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Heritage site

Opening hours

Easter - End of October
Thurs, Sun, Bank Holiday Monday. 1100-1700. (last admission 1600)


Closed: November - Easter (open for pre-booked groups only)

Admission charges

Adults: £4.00
Accompanied Children (5-16 yrs): £2.00
Accompanied Children under 3 yrs: FREE
Season Ticket Holders: FREE
(Season Tickets can be purchased at the museum, giving free entry to the museum on any regular open days. Details on our website or the "Support Your Museum" leaflet)

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/Tea Room sells souvenirs, books, CD-ROMs and light refreshments (hot & cold drinks, confectionery, snack food, cake) Range of food is expanded on 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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Rollin' Classic Cars at Burwell Museum

  • 24 June 2018 11am-5pm

Roll back the years and join us for a friendly classic car show including a brilliant display of vintage tractors. See fabulous vintage cars including a 1907 Holsman and Austin 7, enjoy an afternoon tea or BBQ and dance the afternoon away to classic Rock ‘n’ Roll tunes.

To bring your classic car (or any old vehicle of any type, preferably pre 1980) please book a free place on museum@burwellmuseum.org.uk or tel 01638 605544.

Museum admission applies.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Burwell Museum

Admission

Standard admission

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

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.

Tea And Talks – Subject & Speaker TBC

  • 3 May 2018 2-3pm

Subject & Speaker TBC
Stay for tea, biscuits and a chat with the speaker after the talk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal museum admission charges apply but no extra charge for talk. Free tea/coffee & biscuits after the talk

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

National Mills Open Weekend

  • 12 — 13 May 2018 11am-5pm

Help us to meet our challenge of welcoming 500 visitors in a weekend!

Free entry to Stevens' Mill and the museum all weekend.
Tour Burwell’s only remaining windmill, meet the Miller and find out more about the “Mill for All Seasons” project, a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project to fit new millstones and eventually run them using a tractor rather than the wind.
At the museum, enjoy stalls, live performances and home-made cake.

Milling subject to suitable weather conditions. Donations welcome – all proceeds will go towards funding a better access path to the windmill.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free admission to the mill and the museum all weekend!

Website

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

Tea and Talks – Subject & Speaker TBC

  • 13 May 2018 2-3pm

Our popular Tea and Talks are back from Spring and Autumn 2018!
Talks are from 14.00-15.00 followed by tea and biscuits. Free with museum admission.
No admission charge for season ticket holders and current museum volunteers.
Speakers are still being confirmed: for more information, booking and details of all our talks please keep checking: www.burwellmuseum.org.uk or www.facebook.com/burwellmuseum

Drop in. Booking recommended for a large group.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Free with museum admission.

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

Burwell Babble: A Mill for All Seasons

  • 31 May 2018 11am-12:30pm

Find out more about the windmill with our interactive session. Handle grain, flour and parts of the windmill, explore the ground floor of the mill itself and make your own windmill. (Aimed at young children)

Drop-in session. Standard admission applies

Admission

Standard admission applies

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

MAY HALF TERM – A Mill for All Seasons

  • 31 May 2018 2-4:30pm

Find out more about the windmill and the new millstones which we have had fitted as part of the Mill for All Seasons project. Try your hand at making flour with a hand quern and make your own windmill.
Drop-in session. Standard admission applies

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
  • Any age
  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

Standard museum admission

Website

http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

Father’s Day

  • 17 June 2018 11am-5pm

One adult goes free with one other paying adult and a paying child today.
Museum open as normal.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Where

Burwell Museum

Admission

One adult goes free with one other paying adult and a paying child today.

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

Burwell Museum & Windmill
Mill Close
Burwell
Cambridgeshire
CB25 0HL
England

Website

Burwell Museum website. Includes: Opening hours, admission charges, Special Events details.

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/burwellmuseum

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

(Answering machine when office is unstaffed or busy - please leave a message, clearly, with contact details if you wish)

01638 605 544

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.
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