Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum
Exhibits (the Prickwillow Engines)
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Suggestion : Why not combine a visit here with a walk along the Hereward Way  which passes the Museum ? You can park your car and, when returning after your walk, enjoy a snack or ice cream in our refreshment hall.

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Cycle Hire : Coming by train to Ely?

Why not hire a cycle and come to Prickwillow?

Ely Cycle Hire : Tel : 07775857878 or 01353668551.

If you are arriving at Ely by train, there is, unfortunately, no regular public transport service between Ely and Prickwillow. The options are to cycle (by hiring a bike), use a taxi or walk.

Walking to the Museum from Ely Station

The Museum is a pleasant walk of almost 5 miles from the station using two Long Distance Paths and takes in Ely's attractive river frontage, pubs, cafés, and restaurants.

Starting from the station walk south east on the A142 for a short distance to the bridge over the River Ouse. Pick up the Fen Rivers Way running North at this point.

Follow the Fen Rivers Way for 1.8 miles beside the River Ouse, at this point the Fen Rivers Way crosses the Hereward Way, this becomes your route. Cross the River Ouse here using the quaintly named Cuckoo Bridge. Look out for Marsh Harriers, maybe, even, a Bittern in the reed beds. The Hereward Way follows the old bank of the Ouse North East into Prickwillow to pick up the River Lark just outside the Drainage Engine Museum where our welcoming café may be just the thing. The route is marked on the map found by clicking the button Ely District Map above.

Prickwillow Map