With our redevelopment continuing full steam ahead, our thoughts have turned to our fantastic new shop area! We are are excited about the new possibilities for the shop and what we might stock in it when we reopen. With that in mind some of our team ventured to Olympia London to visit the Top Drawer […]

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It was on this day last year, the 7th January 2019, that we were finally able to announce to the public that Ely Museum had been awarded a grant of £1.66 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to allow our project to unlock the potential of the Old Gaol to become a reality! Our project is now […]

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It’s Christmas time again and Ely Museum was lucky enough to host the man himself Father Christmas! As the museum is currently being redeveloped, we moved our annual event to Ely Sessions House. Boy and girls of all ages had the opportunity to meet Father Christmas and receive a present. Refreshments and crafts included making […]

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Now the museum building has closed for our exciting redevelopment, the education department is bring its workshops out to schools and other venues. One of our most popular workshops at this time of year is our World War 2 evacuation role play session. On September 1st 1939 800 students from the Jewish Free School in […]

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Thank you to the museums Assistant Curator, Sara, for sharing this post with us! The staff at Ely Museum have recently had the slightly weird experience of walking past our museum every day and not being able to go inside. We’re working from a temporary office in the Sessions House, kindly provided by City of […]

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That’s it! We’ve moved Ely Museum out of the Old Gaol in readiness for our Heritage Fund UK redevelopment to begin! Join us on a final whistle-stop tour of the building! Thank you to everyone who has helped us to reach this stage!

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