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.


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Visitor Information
Planning a visit? Ely Museum provides an introduction to the history of the Isle of Ely and the surrounding area. Based in the old Bishop’s Gaol, we cover from the fossils to the twentieth century.


What’s On
Find out more about our variety of events from holiday activities for children to historical reenactment days and fascinating evening talks


Thousands of school children visit Ely Museum every year. Find out about our school visit sessions here. From Stone Age crafts to second world war evacuation reenactment, contact us for more information. Half days, full days and joint visits with other attractions available.