Dragons are monsters which appear in stories and tales across the world and across all periods of history. Dragon tales are known in many cultures, from the Americas to Europe, and from India to China. They have a long and rich history in many forms and are still popular in books, films and television programmes today. […]

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Ahoy mateys! Welcome to this weeks #MuseumFromHome with Ely Museum – this week, we’re learning all about pirates! Joins us over on Facebook as we have fun with lots of pirate themed crafts & have a go at making our own pirate hats, ships, treasure chests & even a parrot for your shoulder! Learn more […]

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Today’s #MuseumFromHome with Ely Museum is all about ancient Egypt! Egypt was one of the greatest civilizations of the past and the ancient Egyptian era, which began in approximately 3100 BCE & ended in 30 BCE with the death of Cleopatra VII, lasted for almost 30 centuries! 4000 years later, their monuments and tombs are […]

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In this weeks #MuseumFromHome with Ely Museum, we’re leaving Ely in England and virtually visiting all the other Elys around the world! Did you know there are 10 other Elys to be found dotted across the world – including two in the United Kingdom? Find out more about each of them below and then have […]

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About 2,500 years ago, Greece was one of the most important places in the ancient world. Although people have been living in Greece for over 40,000 years, the earliest settlers in this region mostly lived a simple hunter-gatherer or farming lifestyle. Later, the Greeks were great philosophers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians. They […]

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This weeks #MuseumFromHome at Ely Museum is all about museums themselves! As museums across the country begin to open their doors again, and of course with our exciting National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment of Ely Museum which is due to reopen in early 2021, there are lots of exciting museums you can visit soon! Today’s […]

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The Victorians lived over 150 years ago during the reign of Queen Victoria, who ruled for 64 years from 1837 to 1901. At this time, Britain became the most powerful and richest country, in the world, with the largest empire that had ever existed, ruling a quarter of the world’s population. With these changes and expansions, […]

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The history of money can be traced back over 4,000 years. During this time,currency has taken many different forms, including things we use as money today like coins or banknotes, to objects we might not consider to be money like shells, animals, or other natural resources. The earliest coins were made from electrum, an alloy […]

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In the late 1930s, with the threat of War once again looming, the Royal Air Force was looking for more sites to build new airfields. In 1936, as it was quite central to many of the planned airfields, Ely was selected as the site of one of two new RAF Hospitals! The Ely RAF Hospital […]

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