Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Denny Abbey, East End
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A great day out for all the family to explore the area's rich history or just to relax with friends and family in a beautiful rural location.

Explore the rural life of Cambridgeshire and discover the fascinating story of the Benedictine monks, Knights Templar and Franciscan nuns who lived in Denny Abbey. Peel away the layers of history in the abbey - from the Victorian farmhouse to the Norman interiors of the 12th century church and the 14th century Franciscan refectory.

Find out about farming in the past by a visiting the farmbulidings including a 17th century thrashing barn, explore the craft workshops, which include a wheelwright and blacksmith.

Experience home life of the 1940s in our farmworker's cottage and visit the village shop.

With exciting displays and interactives for all the family, the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey is a truly wonderful visit, in a beautiful rural setting.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Agricultural site, Museum

Opening hours

The Museum is open daily from 1 April to 1 November:
Week days: 12 noon to 5pm.
Weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.30am to 5pm.
We welcome group and school bookings for tours, talks and school-led sessions throughout the closed and open seasons.

Admission charges

Adults £5.00
Concessions* £4.00
Children £3.00
Family Ticket £13
Children under 5 FREE
Friends of the Museum £3.50 or FREE if a member for 5 years

Special Family event days: £1 extra per person
Children’s Activity Days: Normal admission + 50p extra per child for materials. Please see our event pages for further details

Discounts for pre-booked groups please ring 01223 860988 for further details.


  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage

Additional info

The Docky Box Tea Rom is open at weekends. During school holidays it is also open Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hot drinks available from Museum Shop during the week.

Agricultural objects relating to Cambridgeshire, mostly 19th and 20th century which demonstrate the transition from hand tools to the mechanisation of farming.

Domestic social history collection related to living in rural Cambridgeshire.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Interactive displays
  • 1940's Farmworker's Cottage
  • Sugar Beet Machinery
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Learning and Outreach School Visits

Our Education Officer provides a wide range of workshops, which cover the Victorians and "Then and Now" subjects, for children at Key Stage 1 or 2 or special needs groups of any age. There is a purpose-built education block, handling collections, Teachers' Packs and a flexible timetable for your school visit. The medieval Abbey also provides Monastic Life sessions, including workshops on Building Clues, Building Patterns and Medieval Tile Making.

How to obtain

Contact us on 01223 863036 or email to arrange a FREE teachers pre-visit, or to request an information pack to help organise your school visit.

Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Denny Abbey
Ely Road
CB25 9PQ



Education Department



01223 860988


01223 860988

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