Ramsey Rural Museum is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5pm. As with all organisations, our plans are tied to the government’s roadmap for relaxing COVID measures and could therefore be subject to change. We will prepare and comply with all measures to keep visitors and volunteers safe. With this in mind, we have put a one-way system round the Museum in place.
We have worked throughout the lockdown to maintain the site and are excited to show visitors newly refurbished displays. A Victorian Naturalist’s Study, G B Hyde’s Shop, a display of information about local spy Josef Jakobs and a Toys and Games Display are just some you will find on offer.
We are also delighted that Ramsey Rural Museum is one of the key venues for the ‘Treasures of Ramsey Abbey’ Exhibition and we have renovated the Whitehall Barn in order to exhibit artefacts of importance to this important period in the history of Ramsey. This will open on 3rd July 2021 and run for three months. We will once again be hosting the Ramsey Fire and Steam Show. Other events will be advertised nearer the time.
Our tea-room will be open for a takeaway service only, with chairs and tables being available in the Courtyard for you to sit and relax.
A large selection of books and DVDs will be available to purchase from our Book Store and our Gift Shop will also be open for you to browse and buy.
What are we?
We are an independent museum in Huntingdonshire situated in open
countryside on the edge of a small Fenland town. Housed in renovated 17th century farm buildings, the museum is full of items and exhibits kindly donated by local companies and the public.
Ramsey Rural Museum is a charitable incorporated organisation that is managed and maintained entirely by volunteers.
What will you find here?
On site there are many areas showing a variety of machinery, implements
and vehicles spanning 200 years of rural life.
A history of the drainage of the Fens can be found in the Pump Room along with tools used for hedging, ditching and turfing.
There is so much to look at in the Trades Room. As the name suggests there are displays depicting a range of occupations and memorabilia from local
companies. Through the tea room is G B Hyde’s Shop – the former home furnishings and draper’s shop.
The Stable Block is a two storey building packed with nostalgia.
Upstairs is an old schoolroom ,toys and games along with displays dedicated to the armed forces, police and fire services and railways in Ramsey .
The museum also houses extensive archives of local family history and the range of paperwork, maps and photographs are available for photocopying. Ramsey and its surrounding villages are also well documented.
Light refreshments are provided either in our Tea Room or alfresco in the courtyard. If you prefer, bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful setting.
Throughout the year we hold many events details of which appear on our ‘events page’.
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