Burwell Museum and Windmill

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Mill Close
CB25 0HL

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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

Further information

Opening Hours:

POST LOCKDOWN OPENING: August 2020 - Thursdays only 11:00-15:00. September and October 2020 Sundays only 11:00-1500 Easter - End of October Thurs, Sun, Bank Holiday Monday. 11:00-17:00. (last admission 1600) Closed: November - Easter (open for pre-booked groups only) Outreach (we come to you) available all year round. See website for details.


POST LOCKDOWN OPENING: Free admission (until end of October) due to reduced facilities. Donations welcome by cash at the museum or card via our website. Adults: £5.00 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)

Travel directions:

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. Cycle racks provided near to the main entrance. Further details and maps available on our website www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

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Facilities and services


  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Bicycle park
  • Cafeteria
  • Toilets
  • Study facilities
  • Education facilities available

Facilities information:

POST LOCKDOWN OPENING: Please see our website for availability of facilities and displays. Wheelchair access to ground floor public areas. Stair-lifts available for access to all upstairs public areas, except the windmill. Coaches and groups are welcome, but by prior arrangement only, please. Shop/Tea Room sells souvenirs, books, 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


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Touch exhibits
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Roleplay/costumed interpreters available
  • Secondary school education service available

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