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Events & Activities

Living History days, finds identification afternoons, a programme of talks and many children's activities are just some of the fun activities and events that are held throughout the year.

If you have any further questions you can telephone Ely Museum on 01353 666655 or use our contact form.

Thursday 18th February

Springwatch craft morning at Ely Museum

Fun crafts, activities and a trail around the museum for children aged 5-11 years.

Actvities include

  • • Design a fun mask
  • • Learn to make bird food
  • • Create your own mole
  • • Make pretty snowdrops

Tickets are £3 per participating child and booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. Tickets may not be available on the day. Please call the museum on 01353 666655 or email admin@elymuseum.org.uk to book.

Thursday 3rd March 7.00pm

David Learner. Mr. Simms and th Secret Life of Sweets

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

November 2015 – March 2016

Design Icons

New touring exhibition. Explore the Design icons of the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's at this fun, hands-on exhibition. Play Pac-Man on the vintage Game Boy, enjoy the sounds of the era's with some top 10 classics and try on hte beatles costumes to re-create the iconic Abbey Road album cover! Head down to the museum and revel in the nostalgia. Suitable for all ages.

Normal admission charge

Thursday 31st March 11am - 12.30pm

Russian Easter craft morning at Ely Museum

Suitable for children aged 5-11

Tickets are £3 per participating child and booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. Tickets will not be available on the day. Please call the museum on 01353 666655 or email admin@elymuseum.org.uk to book.

Thursday 7th April 7.00pm

Open House "My First Home

Any one can tell us the story of your first childhood home.

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

Saturday 16th April (10.30am - 12.30pm)

Ask the Archaeologist

Finds Day Bring along your archaeological finds for our experts to Identify.

Free entry to event

Thursday 5th May 7.00pm

Mike Petty. Discovering the Past

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

Thursday 2nd June 7.00pm

Reg Brown. Farming with Horses

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

Thursday 2nd June 11am - 12.30pm

Littleport Riots based craft morning at Ely Museum

Suitable for children aged 5-11

Tickets are £3 per participating child and booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. Tickets will not be available on the day. Please call the museum on 01353 666655 or email admin@elymuseum.org.uk to book.

Thursday 7th July 7.00pm

Ray Wells. Etheldreda and Her Family

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

Thursday 4th August 7.00pm

Rob Dix. D-Day to the Liberation

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

Thursday 1st September 7.00pm

AGM and Sara Brown. The Future of the Museum

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

Saturday 17th September (10.30am - 12.30pm)

Ask the Archaeologist

Finds Day Bring along your archaeological finds for our experts to Identify.

Free entry to event

Thursday 6th October 7.00pm

Jim Kelly. Jim Kelly talks on writting

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

July – October

Response and Rescue: The making of the emergency services.

New touring exhibition. From Victorian volunteer fire brigades to today's dedicated coastguard crews, this exhibition tells the story of the ceation and develeopment of the emergency services - lots of fun and games for all the family.

Normal admission charge

Thursday 3rd November 7.00pm

Will Schenck. Teaching in Egypt

Talks are held in the Vernon Cross room at the Museum, entry via East Cambs district council car park Members £1.50, Non–Member £2.50

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