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Welcome to Ely Museum

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Museum entrance

Ely Museum, a bright and friendly local history museum, located in the Bishop's Gaol in the centre of the historical city of Ely. The Museum is the history centre for the Isle of Ely & the Fens and it takes you on a journey through time from prehistory to the twentieth century.

Displays include original prison cells, fossils that can be touched, Roman remains and an archive film of the Fens including punt guns and eel catching.

A museum guide, children's guide to the galleries, toilets and a gift shop make this an ideal destination for all of the family.

Current Exhibition

Ely Museum Events

Living History days, finds identification afternoons, a programme of talks and many children's activities are just some of the fun activities and events that are held throughout the year. Read More »

What's coming next?

August Summer Holidays every Thursday 11am - 12.30pm

Summer Holidays Childrens Craft Activites


Date: 3rd August 2017
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Events title: Ancient Beasts
Design your own ancient beast and learn more about these mythical creatures at this fun children’s craft session.
Suitable for ages 5 - 11 years
Advance booking required as places limited
Booking: In person at Ely Museum or contact 01353 666655, admin@elymuseum.org.uk
Price: £3.00 per ticket

Date: 10th August 2017
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Events title: Make like an Egyptian
From amulets to animals, mummies and masks, join us for fun Egyptian themed crafts.
Suitable for ages 5 - 11 years
Advance booking require as places limited
Booking: In person at Ely Museum or contact 01353 666655, admin@elymuseum.org.uk
Price: £3.00 per ticket

Date: 17th August 2017
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Piers, Parasols & Punch and Judy If you do like to be beside the seaside, join us for Victorian themed fun.
Suitable for ages 5 - 11 years
Advance booking required as places limited
Booking: In person at Ely Museum or contact 01353 666655, admin@elymuseum.org.uk
Price: £3.00 per ticket

Date: 24th August 2017
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Eco Friendly Pets
Learn ways to be eco-friendly with your pets with Reimagine Resource Centre at Ely Museum. Plus make a dog and dog house to take home.
Suitable for ages 5 - 11 years
Advance booking required as places limited
Booking: In person at Ely Museum or contact 01353 666655, admin@elymuseum.org.uk
Price £4.00 per ticket includes Goody Bag!

The Museum
icon The Ely Museum Trust was set up in 1972 with much voluntary support. Dating from the 13th century, this building has been a private house, a tavern, a registry office and most famously the Bishop's Gaol. More »
Education
icon Ely Museum is open all year round for pre–booked groups and offers a discounted rate for schools. A teacher's resource pack full of curriculum related information is available FREE for schools that book group visits. More »
Displays
icon Encounter the museum's collection of fossils from marine dinosaurs, prehistoric tools and weapons, Roman pottery and Anglo Saxon jewellery. Watch the story of life in the fens and learn how eels were caught. More »