Museum Thursdays

Ramsey is a unique fenland town with a rich history spanning more than a thousand years. A day spent exploring its heritage through the centuries is one to be remembered.  Immerse yourself in rural living at the remarkable museum, and follow it up by taking a walk through the town itself to discover its many treasures.

Morning

Historic Town Trail

In just an hour and a half you can lift the lid on Ramsey’s fascinating past. From the cast iron clocktower you will weave your way through churches and past almshouses to reach the Abbey Green and impressive Gatehouse. Lovely vistas and ornate buildings will pepper your walk around the town’s landmarks, finishing up at Ramsey Docks and its intriguing water tunnels.

Midday

A peaceful picnic

Ramsey Rural Museum is set in peaceful farmland with plenty of green space to enjoy a picnic. Bring one along and the full day could cost you less than £5! The museum’s tea room is also a great spot for tea in traditional china cups and a delicious slice of Victoria Sponge. Follow lunch with a quick browse in the museum gift shop.

Afternoon

Reminiscence at Ramsey Rural Museum

Ramsey’s excellent museum is a fascinating insight into rural living over the last 200 years. Housed in 17th century farm buildings, it is full of variety – from a complete cobbler’s shop to a reconstructed, two-room Fenland cottage. Fenland jobs are brought to life with exhibits on farriers, wheelwrights and chemists, plus you will learn how the fens were drained for farming.

Historic Town Trail

For more detailed information on the Historic Town Trail download the leaflet here.

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