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Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Denny Abbey Farm Ely Road | Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9PQ, England
+44 1223 860988
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Just ok

Was passing through so decided to visit as we are members of English Heritage otherwise wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pauline V
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Not enough to see

Went here today with kids. Not much to see unfortunately. The kids were bored and we managed to... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Menchie L
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The Farmland Museum is an independent museum which also looks after Denny Abbey on behalf of English Heritage. The museum's display celebrate the agricultural heritage of the county and the rural traditions and industries associated with the area. On the museum site visitors will find a 17thC Stone Barn, a reconstructed early/mid 20thC Village Shop and a Wheelwright's workshop. Lots of hands-on activities for children including a play area. The Abbey is unique - it has been lived in and adapted by 3 different religious orders between 12th century and 14th century. It then became a farmhouse until the 1940s. The Tea Room is open at weekends, bank holidays and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon's during school holidays (excluding Christmas holiday). Hot/cold drinks and assorted snacks available daily from the museum kiosk. The entry price covers the whole site including the Abbey. Season tickets are a great option for regular visitors. English Heritage members have free access to Denny Abbey, the Nuns Refectory and Walnut Cottage when they show membership card. A reduced entry fee is charged to English Heritage members wishing to visit the whole site. No free access to English Heritage members on event days (please refer to your handbook). Museum open daily. Weekdays 12 - 5pm; weekends and bank holidays 10.30am - 5pm
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Denny Abbey Farm Ely Road | Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9PQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was passing through so decided to visit as we are members of English Heritage otherwise wouldn't have bothered. You still pay extra for the farm museum so gave it a miss. Not really worth going to. If into farms the museum part looked more interesting...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Went here today with kids. Not much to see unfortunately. The kids were bored and we managed to finish the whole abbey and the house in half an hour. However, we took good pictures of the place as it is interesting due to its history.

Thank Menchie L
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Very Disappointed, The Abbey is small and part of English Heritage, They have not restored much. The Farmland Museum we went through quickly, Static displays and we were the only ones there. Toilets are available and limited parking. Limited Food. This place has the potential...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Positives: Great staff, easy parking, well kept site, everything that is there is of great quality. Negatives: we found there wasn’t as much to do there as we expected. It was a beautiful sunny day, so was nice to sit on the grass, however if...More

Thank Li S
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Ann W, Manager at Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Sorry you didn't think much was here! The majority of visitors stay for hours and find lots to do. Out of interest what did you think should have been here but wasn't?

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The only place included unfortunately on the English Heritage membership was the Abbey. We have visited the Museum before and even though it's discounted entrance, once you have been once then you don't need to go again. I might of considered it, if children where...More

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Ann W, Manager at Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Free access to English Heritage members covers the Abbey, Nuns' Refectory and Walnut Cottage. Our displays around the Farmland Museum do get refreshed and there are always new activities for children in the Stone Barn and Education Room. There is a lovely play area and...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived on the hottest Saturday of the year, to find 5 other cars in the car park - and this said it all. Although we are English Heritage members we still had to pay extra for entry to the Farmland museum so we just...More

Thank ArabianMouse1
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Ann W, Manager at Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hello The remains of the Abbey, Refectory and cottage are under the guardianship of English Heritage - do pass your comments on to them directly. These buildings were actually cleaned by the English Heritage conservator the week before in preparation of a visit by HRH...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Strange attraction. Combines the ruined abbey and the museum. The history of the abbey is interesting but there is not much to see. The museum has a lot of historical farm machinery and tells the story of the development of farming locally.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This English Heritage site is really 2 different attractions The Farmland Museum and the Abbey. I was attracted to the Abbey when I read that Knights Templars retired here after their Crusade. It really is an unusual place. The Refectory has a lot of original...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

It took us nearly half an hour to queue to get in and this summed up the overall management of the site. It took a similar time to queue in the little cafe only to find they had sent someone to buy bread so they...More

Thank Eileen M
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Ann W, Manager at Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hello. You visited us on our Children's Archaeology Day when we were extremely busy. We had over 200 people that day enjoying themselves and having a go at a variety of archaeological tasks. Feed back was very positive. We ran out of bread as visitors...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A small museum and Abbey, the farmland museum is looking a bit tired and is quite small, the Abbey is interesting with lots of information about it, quite reasonably priced more so if you are an English Heritage member. But about an hour or two...More

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