Burwell Museum & Windmill

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Burwell Museum & Windmill
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A museum planned to present life as it was in this fen edge location over the past 100 years and more. Includes Romano-British and Anglo Saxon displays, vintage vehicles, Burwell at War display, Victorian schoolroom and shop displays and a family room with toys and games. Small shop and tea room serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and biscuits. The adjacent Grade II* Listed windmill, Stevens' Mill, is also part of the museum and can be visited while being accompanied by a member of museum staff. Open Easter to the end of October; Thur, Sun and Bank Holiday Mon 11.00am-5.00pm.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Megjane_11
Red Lodge, UK57 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
I took my son and his friend (both 5) to the first “free” Open Day on Thursday 6th August. We were told it was the first day that the Museum had been opened in 2020 and due to covid restrictions, some of the exhibitions were closed hence having a free opening to the public.
My son and his friend hadn’t been before and were wowed by the windmill (exterior), the classroom, vintage vehicles and the telephone exchange.
The staff were really friendly and prices of items in the gift shop were really reasonable (luckily for Mummy)!
We hope to return again once more of the exhibits are allowed to re-open again.
Written 9 August 2020
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webbpi
Cambridge, UK41 contributions
Sep. 2019
Historical fen village museum.
Educational and well worth a half day family visit.
Plenty to do and see, and refreshments on site.
Amazing Windmill with new ‘working cap’ .
Written 3 January 2020
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James P
Cambridge, UK2,247 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Burwell village is so lucky to have this museum. It provides a unique view of a rural life that is now largely gone. Lots to see - we also spent sometime upstairs in the record room looking through the old maps and photos of Burwell over the last century.
Written 1 January 2020
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Thank you - it's great to know that we are appreciated! We open again at Easter, or school and group visits can be arranged before then.
Written 2 January 2020
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James P
Cambridge, UK2,247 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful museum. Take time to wander through all the different buildings - so much to see. Upstairs there is also the archive of old documents and maps. Seeing Burwell maps from the very early 1900s was fascinating,.
Written 30 September 2019
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Nazlee M
Haverhill, UK1,340 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Solo
Good to visit this 1820 windmill and wander around the museum as well - the live and life of people in Burwell and surrounding in 19th century up to 20th century with vintage busses, the old farm etc but for me the main attraction was the windmill. Can go up the windmill and told about the history by one of the volunteers there. Excellent place to ensure the history of the area will always be there to be shared with visitors.
Written 26 August 2019
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zuppinp3
Sawston, UK177 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
What a wonderful museum this is with plenty to interest people of all ages. A small but exceptional collection of vintage vehicles, a 6th century skeleton, a Nissen hut and Anderson shelter, Victorian artefacts, a replica roman kiln, agricultural machinery, blacksmiths forge, wheelwright' s workshop, telephone exchange, an old village shop, a school room, village archive of photographs, the list goes on. With young children there is dressing up, pretending to dig for roman artefacts in a sand tray, a family room with toys for good and bad weather, colouring sheets and lots more. We spent a couple of hours here and could easily have been longer.
Written 28 July 2019
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Keith Mitchinson
1 contribution
Jul. 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited Burwell Museum on 18th July and thoroughly enjoyed looking at all of the attractions on site. There is a lot to see in a small area, brings back memories of the past and around each corner there is a surprise. It's open on Thursdays and Sundays and is run by volunteers who do a great job. Go visit the museum and help keep the local history alive.
Written 22 July 2019
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PaulineSJ
Brisbane, Australia135 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Having visited my grandparents in Burwell in the 1950s, and remembering the windmill amongst the fields, I was excited to discover that the mill still exists. Over sixty years later it’s now surrounded by houses, but I’m so glad it has been preserved. I was equally excited when I found out about the Burwell Museum.

Burwell is on the bus route between Cambridge and Newmarket. We visited on a Thursday and were absolutely delighted. We had expected to spend about half an hour but ended up staying more than two hours. This is a wonderful museum of local history with so much to see. The displays are varied, all very interesting and well presented. The mill only operates on Sunday but we were still able to see inside.

We enjoyed a cup of tea and cakes from the tea room. The volunteers were all lovely and so happy to talk about the history of Burwell. Being local people they had a wealth of knowledge. A very enjoyable experience.
Written 26 June 2019
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JHNB1
Cambridge, UK210 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Open on Sunday and we decided to visit to see the restored mill and other exhibits. Relaxed location. Car parking is close, a short walk away from the site. There is a small entrance fee for adults. The location has lost its rural feel however, as it seems the museum is in the middle of housing rather than the other way round. Recent funding has given this museum some key improvements with new cafe, front office and mill restoration. The mill is the highlight for us and we were shown round my a local expert. The mill had a complex rotating sail mechanism driving three grinding stones although not fully operational at present due to ongoing restoration work. Other rural farming life, implement and carriage exhibits are found in and around the main barn. Some interesting wartime exhibits in period buildings around the edges of the museum site. There is an old car, bus and bikes barn too. Good access for ambulant disabled with many chairlifts. Something for everyone comes to mind.
Written 20 May 2019
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Many thanks - we're glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written 26 May 2019
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Mlb
London, UK2 contributions
May 2019 • Family
This is an absolute gem of a museum. If you haven’t visited before - go! Kept me, my partner and my 6 year old daughter engaged for well over three hours. I would challenge anyone not to find something here of interest.
Written 11 May 2019
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Burwell Museum & Windmill is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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