Welcome to Ely Museum
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.
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?Summer at the Museums 2014
hese events are part of the Summer at the Museums programme 2014,Hands-on family fun in Cambridge and beyond,24 July – 3 September 2014.
This summer, family fun and adventure are just around the corner as museums in Cambridge and beyond offer a jam-packed programme of creative activities, events and trails. With 20 local venues presenting an exciting mix of drop-in and bookable things do, the annual Summer at the Museums has heaps of happenings to help you get the most out of the holidays.
For further information and a full programme of events visit: http://www.cam.ac.uk/museums/summer
- The Museum
- 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 »
- 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 »