In today’s #MuseumFromHome post, Ely Museum is setting you a challenge to try over half term! Did you know that each year between 1893 – 1964 Ely hosted an annual sports day on the Paradise Fields? The sports day attracted crowds of up to 10,000 people each year with the cycling & athletic programme attracting […]

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This week we’re travelling back in time over 200 million years to the times when plesiosaurs swam in the warm Jurassic seas that covered this region! We know what prehistoric creatures lived in & around Ely at this time because of the fossils that we find. You can learn all about fossilisation in this great […]

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This week we’re heading back about 4000 years to the Bronze Age to learn more about how people lived and the things they did! We know people lived in & around Ely at this time because of the evidence archaeologists find. Archaeologists find a mixture of objects, from pottery to metal. They find everyday objects […]

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This Friday, the 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. It was on this day in 1945 that, after 6 long years of war, Winston Churchill declared Victory in Europe! Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, celebrates have been postponed, but we hope this weeks #MuseumFromHome will give you some fun […]

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