Getting to the show

How to get to the Fen model Show

The Maltings

The Maltings is right on the river in the middle of Ely.

Click here to bring up the location in Google Maps.


Almost every car park in Ely is free! There are three long-stay (all day) car parks within a couple of minutes’ walk of the Maltings.

Click here to see a map of the car parks in Ely.

The Maltings is marked on the map. The closest car parks to the venue are the Ship Lane, Fisherman’s and Forehill car parks. All of those are long stay or include a long stay section.

If those car parks are full, the paid car parks (the Docks and Angel Drove car parks) cost £3 for the whole day. They are 5-10 minutes’ walk from the venue.


Ely doesn’t have a lot of hotels, but most are quite good. The closest hotels are the Riverside Inn, Peacocks (also an excellent tea room!) and the Royal Standard. There may also be some AirBNB places around the city.

If you’re having difficulty finding somewhere in Ely to stay, there are a number of hotels next to the railway station in Cambridge. The train from Cambridge to Ely normally takes 15-20 minutes, and leaves 3-4 times every hour.

Food and refreshments

The bar in the Maltings itself will be open during the show for light snacks and drinks.

Right outside is the Riverside Bar and Kitchen.

Along the river towards the train station is the Cutter. Google maps

Further along the river away from the train station is the award-winning Peacocks Tea Room. Google maps

A little way up the hill into town is the Royal Standard. Google maps

Within the city itself are more pubs, restaurants and cafes. Or just ask us for a recommendation!