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Welcome to the website of Ramsey Rural Museum. We are an independent Museum situated in Huntingdonshire, opened in 1983. The museum is a real community project-devised by local people. It is managed and run entirely by Volunteers and full of items and exhibits donated by the public.

The Museum is closed at present but will re-open for the 2010 season in April 2010. For further details please click opening times

The museum, housed in 17th century farm buildings, is set in open countryside on the edge of a friendly market town. So why not step back in time and find out how life was lived in small fenland community.

On site there are many areas showing a variety of machinery, implements and vehicles spanning 200 years of rural life.

Our exhibits and displays depict:past working methods, occupations, trades and traditional farming techniques, such as cutting peat, digging ditches, Thatching and being a blacksmith .

Find out how your medicines would have been prepared in our authentic chemist shop and how your shoes would have been repaired in our cobblers shop.

Look at the exhibits on the armed forces , police and fire services, in years gone by. We even have an outside privvy!

Step inside our Victorian Schoolroom, kitchen, bedroom and parlour, which provide a fascinating insight into everyday life at that time.

Our museum also houses extensive archives of local family history and a range of paperwork, maps and photographs are available for photocopying. Ramsey and its surrounding villages are also well documented.

Our local family history archive includes:

Monumental inscriptions
Census returns
Births, deaths, marriages
Land Deeds
Microfiche readers
Photocopying service available

and much more.

We provide light refreshments in our cosy tea-room or you can alfresco in the courtyard, or if you prefer bring your own picnic.

Throughout the year we hold many events details of which appear on our'events page'

For information regarding our OPENING TIMES or any other information please click on our Information button which appears on the left-hand side of this page.

If you are unable to find what you are searching for please use the 'Contact Us' button to send a message, or telephone on 01487-815715. We will reply to all messages as soon as possible.

click here for a German translation

Thank you
(Ramsey Rural Museum Community Trust
Regd.Charity No.290110)

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