The museum is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. We are situated in a peaceful rural setting on the edge of the market town of Ramsey and we specialise in the farming, agricultural, social history, trades and working life of Ramsey and the surrounding area of Cambridgeshire, concentrating on the period 1800 to 2000 AD.
The main collection comprises over 4000 objects, artefacts and items of farm machinery, complemented by thousands of archives, maps, documents and photographs. These are housed in restored 17th century farm estate buildings and more modern additions – such as a 1930s fenland farm cottage – and arranged in more than 70 themed display areas. See The Museum’s Collection for a guide to the museum’s contents.
To complement the historical work we do, and to raise much needed funds, we organise or host events and talks, most of which have a rural or local historical theme. These include the area’s major rural fairs – from The Fen Fair through to Plough Day. Details can be found in the Events Calendar.
Our on-site facilities are all open during normal visiting hours and for events. These include our licensed tea shop (serving tea, coffee, cakes and snacks), second-hand book shop and gift shop.
We are run by volunteers and we are always looking for help. Details of what our team of dedicated volunteers do and how to join them is provided on our Volunteering page. Alternatively, drop in at the museum any Thursday between 9:00am and 2:00 pm and one of our friendly volunteers will be happy to help.