Prickwillow Museum

Prickwillow Museum,[1] formerly known as the Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum, tells the story of the changing face of the Fens and its network of drainage systems and pumping stations. The museum is housed in the old pumping station in Prickwillow, 4 miles (6.4 km) east of the city of Ely in Cambridgeshire, England.[2][3]

Prickwillow Museum
The front of Prickwillow Museum by the River Lark
The location of Prickwillow Museum within Cambridgeshire
LocationPrickwillow, Cambridgeshire, UK
Coordinates52.415°N 0.340°E / 52.415; 0.340
TypeTechnology museum

The museum contains a major collection of large diesel pumping engines which have all been restored to working order.

Prickwillow Museum is funded and run by the Prickwillow Engine Trust, a registered charity, and has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership.

For one weekend in the early autumn every year the museum hosts the Prickwillow ploughing festival.

See also

Other land drainage engines that are now preserved as museums


  1. Prickwillow Museum - official site
  2. "Prickwillow Museum". Fens Museum Partnership. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  3. Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership - Prickwillow Museum

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