Hands–on workshop for KS1 — Half day or whole day. Explore some of the toys our parents and grandparents played with and compare them with toys of today. What are they made of and how do they work? Join in some old fashioned games , play with old and replica toys and see a show […]

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– Homes when our grandparents were children: Hands–on workshop for KS1 at Ely Museum & Oliver Cromwell’s House. Explore and compare homes from the  1940s/50s with our homes today. Explore a 1950s kitchen and compare it with kitchens today. Do the washing with a tub and a mangle, try out old-fashioned gadgets, lay the table […]

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History, drama & citizenship for KS2 with re–enactors. Exciting  drama and role play workshops at the Old Gaol (Ely Museum) and Ely Courthouse. Children take part in a staged trial of some of the Littleport and Ely rioters from 1816. poor workers rioted when their demands for a “living wage” to feed their families were […]

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Story of a landscape Hands–on history and geography workshop With story–teller and musician. Can be accompanied by basket making or fenland craft sessions. The unique landscape of the fens is inextricably interwoven with the way people have lived and worked here. Through the use of objects, maps, stories and song we explore what life was […]

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Victorian Workshops for KS1 & KS2 Hands on workshop with re-enacting/role play and singing led by a folk singer. What was it like for children , rich and poor, in Victorian times? Dress up in Victorian clothes. Join in a Victorian washday with Molly the housekeeper. Learn about boys’ lives as chimney sweeps or in the fenland […]

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KS2 – Learn about the River Ouse and the watery landscape of the fens past & present. At Ely Museum With storyteller & musician. Can include River Ouse discovery walk. In partnership with the Wildlife Trust. At the museum: Hands–on activity workshop about the fens and the River Ouse, with stories and songs. Fen stories […]

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Hands–on workshops for KS2 with drama and role–play. Workshop A: This workshop tells the story of the evacuation of the Jews’ Free School in London’s East End to Ely and the surrounding villages at the beginning od the war. It includes: Role–play and drama. Try on a gas mask and learn what to do in […]

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Three Hands–on history and drama workshops with costumed re–enactors for KS2 at Ely Museum and Ely Cathederal. Set in the inspiring surroundings of Ely Cathedral, we cover: y Hereward: Dress up as a monk and be part of the drama of the Norman invasion of the island of Ely Etheldreda and Ely Cathedral: Act out […]

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Hands on prehistory Real and replica objects to handle, dressing up, Stone Age art activity carving and colouring antler. Discover flnt knapping, dyeing spining, weaving and basket making. Have a go at basket weaving with a basket maker.

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Workshops at the Museum and Ely Magistrates Court. Exciting drama and role-play workshops at the Old Gaol (Ely Museum) and the Ely Courthouse, now open to the public again after being closed in recent years. Drama and re-enactment bring the Littleport Riots to life; mock trials show how cases might unfold in a modern Magistrates […]

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