Museum Blog

All the latest news from Ramsey Rural Museum. Events, notices, points of interest and updated information.

  • National Heritage Day Application Forms

    Application forms National Heritage Day are now available for download from Event Application Forms . These are for use by traders and charities.

  • New Event Added: Museums on the Air

    Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society’s contribution to the International Museums Weekend.

    Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society will again be participating from the museum in this year’s International Museums Weekend (Museums on the Air), over the weekend of 15th and 16th of June 2024.

    For event details: See Museums on Air

  • Museum re-opens for the 2024 season

    The museum re-opens for the 2024 season on Easter Saturday. We are open 2-5 pm on Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Monday’s from now until the end of October. This year we will be offering free entry to the museum on non-event days. For full details see Visit Us.

  • Spring Food & Craft Fair Cancelled

    We are sorry to announce the cancellation of the Food & Craft Fair component of our contribution to Ramsey Heritage Day on Sunday 7th April. The continuing wet weather means the field is still too water-logged to allow us to erect the marquees or to park cars. As far as we know, all other Ramsey Heritage Day events will still take place and the Museum itself will still be open that day. So do come along and see the results of our closed-season work and take advantage of our new free admission policy, but please do not bring your car unless you have to.

  • Free Entry to the Museum in 2024

    The Museum has decided to remove visitor entry fees for 2024 as a trial. We will keep this
    under review and may reintroduce fees should the trial prove unworkable.

    This will not apply to events where we need to cover the exceptional costs of promoting such
    entertainment (see the Events Calendar for details).

    We will ask visitors to be as generous as possible with donations and to consider making all of
    them Gift Aided, where possible, in order to generate 25% more income for the museum.

  • Volunteer Open Day

    We have arranged an informal open day for volunteer recruitment. Come along and see how you can help Ramsey Rural Museum flourish. For details of the event, including the date, location and how to join the event see: Volunteer Recruitment Open Day. For a brief outline of the type of work we do see: Volunteering. We welcome anyone who feels they might wish to contribute.

  • 2024 Provisional Events Calendar

    The museum’s 2024 season of events is currently being finalised. The 2024 provisional events calendar (those that have been confirmed so far) are listed below. More events will follow in due course, as will more details about the events themselves. Full details will be published in the Events Calendar as and when they become available.

    • RAMSEY HERITAGE DAY 7TH APRIL
    • FEN FAIR 19TH MAY
    • FORD CORSAIRS 20-24TH JUNE
    • RAMSEY FIRE & STEAM 6/7 TH JULY
    • RAMSEY CARNIVAL 13TH JULY
    • RAMSEY & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL GARDEN SHOW 27TH JULY
    • 1940S WEEKEND 17/18TH AUGUST
    • NATIONAL HERITAGE DAY 8TH OR 15TH SEPTEMBER (TBC)
    • PLOUGH DAY & COUNTRY FAIR 29TH SEPTEMBER
  • Winter Closure

    The museum is now closed until the spring of 2024, when we will be re-opening on Saturday 30th March. However, the volunteers will be working over the close season to do essential maintenance, clean and refurbish exhibits and plan next year’s programme of events. Why not come and join us? See Volunteering for more information about the kind of work we do.

  • Christmas Fun Day

    December 3rd: a children’s Christmas fun day has been added to the museum’s event schedule. See the Events Calendar for more information.

  • Museum Closed Sunday 8th October

    The museum will be closed on Sunday the 8th October.

    Due to staff shortages we are unable to open the museum this coming Sunday (8th October 2023). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    The museum is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to help please see our Volunteering page or Contact Us for more details.

  • Plough Day Parking

    Public Car Parking (including disabled) is via the 1940s camp gate.

    All the Traders, Exhibitors, Classic Cars etc. parking is via the museum gate.

  • Talk Cancelled

    The Fenland History talk scheduled for 16/08/23 has been cancelled.

    Ramsey Rural Museum is sorry to announce that the Fenland History talk by Mike Petty, scheduled for Wednesday 16th August has been cancelled.

  • History Talks

    Coming soon: the 2nd series of history talks at RRM.

    After a very successful 1st series of talks organised for the 2023 Huntingdonshire History Festival, a 2nd series, organised by the museum, is scheduled for August. See the Events Calendar for more information. There is no need to book, simply pay on the door. Refreshments are included in your entry fee.

    Note that the subject of the final talk by Martyn Smith’ is now “Ramsey Drainage Windmills” and that this complements his History Festival talk on “Ramsey Corn Mills”.

  • Ford Corsair Owners Club Rally

    The 2023 Ford Corsair Owners Rally video is now available.

    John Impey’s video of the 2023 Ford Corsair Owners Club 60th Anniverary Rally is now available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oEvYBEZ1W-k

  • Fen Fair 2023 Video

    The video of the 2023 Fen Fair is now available.

    John Impey’s video of the 2023 Fen Fair, incorporating the Fenland Classic Vehicle Show, is now available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J1jODvmzc28

  • Huntingdonshire History Festival Talks

    Three new talks added to the museum’s summer talks schedule.

    Three talks, organised by The Huntingdonshire History Festival, are scheduled to take place at the museum in July 2023. These complement the existing museum-organised talks scheduled for August. See the Events Calendar for July for more information.

  • National Heritage Day – Food and Craft Fair Forms

    Traders’ application forms can be downloaded from the museum website.

    The form that traders must complete and return to the museum in order to be able to participate in the Heritage Day Food and Craft Fair are now available for download from National Heritage Day.

  • Goodliff Fund Awards

    The Museum has received two grants from the Goodliff Fund.

    The Museum is pleased to announce that we have been successful in our application to the Huntingdonshire Local History Society’s Goodliff Fund for two grants. One is to provide information boards in the Darlow’s Farm Cottage which will give background history on the families who lived there, and the other is to buy brasses for the children’s brass rubbing activities in the White Hall Barn.

  • Plough Day Application Forms

    All application forms are now available on the museum website.

    The forms that traders, caterers, exhibitors and non-profit/charitable organisations must complete and return to the museum in order to be able to participate in Plough Day 2023 are now available for download from Plough Day Event. Note that the forms must be returned to the museum by 31-July-2023.

  • Coronation Tea Party

    There is a coronation afternoon tea party at the museum.

    To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III there is a tea party at the Museum. See Coronation Afternoon Tea for details.