Discover the story of farming in the Cambridgeshire Fens and explore the ancient Denny Abbey.

Housed on the site of the splendid former Benedictine monastery, Denny Abbey, here you can explore both the ancient abbey and interactive museum in one fell swoop. Nestled in the lovely Cambridgeshire countryside, this idyllic rural spot is also a mere stone’s throw from the city of Cambridge.

Discover the stories of country craftspeople, farmers, countesses and monks who have contributed to the rich heritage of the Cambridgeshire Fens and their long history of farming. Explore the museum’s interactive exhibits and special displays dedicated to local blacksmiths, basket makers and more, historic machinery, a 17th-century threshing barn showcasing root crops, cereals and fruit growing, and a preserved 1940s village shop complete with haberdashery, stationery and gardening goodies.

Plus, make sure not to miss the lovely garden allotments and ponds brimming with wildlife, or a visit to the charming Docky Box Tearoom.

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The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9PQ

01223 860 988


Opening times

Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am to 4pm

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry
Standard entry price

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