The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

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Experience over 850 years of history at The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey. Located near Waterbeach, there's so much to see and do for all ages and interests. During your visit, treat yourself to homemade refreshments at the Docky Box Café.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • learning about the history of the site and of the lives of local people puts modern life into perspective and for older people it’s a trip down memory lane;
  • set in glorious countryside, as you wander about the displays and buildings, you’ll be soaking up fresh air and keeping active;
  • if you have time or skills to spare you could be a volunteer – there are a range of roles and tasks that need doing and the sense of achievement and satisfaction you’d get being part of a team is huge.

“I’ve been visiting The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey since I had small children – there’s always something new to see or do and the Docky Box Café is great!”

Visiting The Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey:

What to expect

Denny Abbey dates back to 1159 and within the Abbey building you can experience centuries of history – from knights and monks to royalty and farmers. Within the grounds of the Abbey is The Farmland Museum – telling stories of rural Cambridgeshire life with interactive displays and a collection of agricultural and domestic equipment and tools.

In addition, there’s a gift shop, a second-hand bookshop, a community room, the Docky Box Café, a play shed with ride-on toys for young children and plants for sale. There’s also a calendar of activities and events from historical re-enactments to educational tours/workshops – find out more here.

The Farmland Museum also hosts a regular Art Group – bring along art materials and you can draw and paint in the company of artists of all abilities. Find out more here.

More information

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey is open from late March to late October and from Thursday to Sunday (plus public holidays). Find current opening days/times on this link.

The Farmland Museume and Denny Abbey is located just off the A10, north of Waterbeach and between Cambridge & Ely. There’s plenty of parking onsite.

If you’d like to volunteer, speak to a member of the team during your visit or find out more on this link.

The Farmland Museum is an independent charity and Denny Abbey is owned by English Heritage.

Standard museum tickets allow repeat visits during opening hours for 12 months at no extra cost from date of purchase. For details of charges, visit this link.

How to contact

Where to go

Denny Abbey & The Farmland Museum
Ely Road
CB25 9PQ

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