“Excellent example of what can be
done by motivated people to capture village history”
“Nice museum on local life.”
A visitor from Bourges
“Lovely little museum, full of local interest.” A visitor from Guyhurn
HERE IS A TASTE OF THE EXHIBITIONS YOU CAN EXPECT TO FIND IN THE MUSEUM
From pre-medieval to recent times
Learn about Thorney Abbey, now the Church of St Mary and St Botolph, which was a medieval monastery established on the island of Thorney in The Fens of Cambridgeshire.
Follow our timeline from the early monastic estates to the Russells' Thorney Estates, through a history of the drainage of the Fens, the "French" settlers, the struggle to drain the estates and keeping the water at bay from floods to the present day.
Visit the war room and find out how the village of Thorney fared during the Great War and WWI. Discover some of the local people involved and the contributions they made to the war effort. You might even discover information about one of your relatives.