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.

Thursdays 6th August (10.30am - 1pm)

Viking Vessels craft morning

Nick King from Amey Cespa's Education team is coming to Ely Museum to run a workshop on how to use recycled materials to make your own Viking longship.

Suitable for children aged 7-12

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.

Tuesday 11th August 7pm

The curious story of Ædwen's brooch: from Anglo-Saxon Sutton to the British Museum

A fascinating talk by Rosie Weetch, Project Curator at the British Museum

Tickets £4 available in advance. Please call the museum on 01353 666655 or email admin@elymuseum.org.uk to book.

Thursdays 13th August (11am - 12.30pm)

Runes & Riddles

Will these riddles and runes befuddle your brain? Come decode our writing and create your own. Children's craft workshop.

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.

Thursdays 20th August (11am - 12.30pm)

Mythical Monsters and Marvellous Creatures

Investigate creatures from mythology and create your own monsters and crazy creatures in this children's craft workshop.

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.

Thursdays 27th August (11am - 12.30pm)

Sparkling Summer Fun

Celebrate summer and join us for children's crafts with a summer theme.

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.

Saturday 19th September (10.30am - 1pm)

Ask the Archaeologist

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

Free entry to event

Saturday 3rd October (9am - 12.45pm & 1.45pm - 5.30pm)

Silver Workshop

Silver Workshop: Make your own silver brooch with tutor Juliet Browse be inspired by Ædwen's beautiful brooch and work with silver clay to create your own unique design. (Afterwards you can send your silver brooch to be officially hall-marked.)

Ticket price £25. Limited places; please book in advance.

Suitable for adults and young people over the age of 12.

18th July – 18th October

Ædwen’s Brooch: The mystery of Sutton’s Silver

An exciting exhibition featuring the Sutton Anglo Saxon brooch on loan from the British Museum.

8 events are scheduled