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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As the covid-19 situation continues & we continue to learn and work from home, our #MuseumFromHome series is back for another week! We’ll be bringing short lessons & craft ideas, all inspired by our collection at the museum to help during this time! If you have requests or ideas for future sessions – please do […]

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Whilst Ely Museum closed its doors back in September when our National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment project began, the current COVID-19 situation brings a new set of challenges for us all! Over the coming weeks, as many people settle into new routines for learning and working from home, join the team from Ely Museum as […]

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Staff and volunteers at Ely Museum bought dinosaur fun to over 1500 people this February half-term at our two events at Ely Library! From handling the fossils of the marine reptiles that once swam in the warm Jurassic seas surrounding Ely to making triceratops masks and a plesiosaur puppet – it was great to see […]

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In February 2020, the staff at Ely Museum handed over a special time capsule to our builders, R G Carter‘s to hide in a chimney place at the Old Gaol Whilst our National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment takes place, we thought we’d take the opportunity to leave a time capsule for the future to tell them all […]

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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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