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 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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As so many of you enjoyed last week’s #MuseumFromHome post all about the Fens we’re carrying on the theme this week with something that makes Ely famous – eels! Whilst we are sad that the annual Visit Ely Eel Festival has had to be cancelled this year, we hope today’s post will bring some of […]

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During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Ely Museum will be sharing a weekly #MuseumFromHome post including fun crafts & educational activities inspired by our amazing local history collections! Each week will have its own post, but you might find this handy as all the links to each weeks activities will be posted here too. We hope […]

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Now we are back to term-time scheduling, we hope you will enjoy this weeks #MuseumFromHome post which focuses on the beautiful landscape that surrounds us here in Ely, the Fens! The Fens is one of our most popular school sessions at Ely Musuem and we hope you will enjoy a small flavour of it today […]

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We hope you enjoyed the lovely weather over the Easter Weekend! As the Easter holidays continue, we hope you’ll join us at Ely Museum as we #MuseumFromHome with a Spring theme this week Today, we’re have fun on our Facebook page making some spring themed crafts, making ladybird hats, caterpillar puppets, bumblebees and a special […]

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As we enjoy the school Easter holidays, this week’s #MuseumFromHome is Easter themed! Although, due to our National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment of the Old Gaol, our doors closed to the public last September, we’d hoped to be able to bring you fun activities to enjoy this Easter holiday with our Romans event at Ely […]

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