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Last Weekend at Ely Museum!

31st August 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1st September 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join for our Last Weekend at Ely Museum! to celebrate our final weekend with FREE entry & lots of fun activities on Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September

Ely Museum will close its doors for a year on Sunday 1st September while our exciting redevelopment plans get underway! To celebrate our final weekend, join us for a fun weekend with free entry and lots of fun activities for all ages.

Inspired by our popular school sessions, living history days and your favourite craft mornings at the museum, each gallery will be bought to life with reenactors, crafts, Fenland food tasting. You’ll be able to add your message to our time capsule and have the opportunity to do as the original prisoners of the gaol did and leave your mark on our graffiti wall!

Whether you want to dress up as an Anglo Saxon, reminisce about your own school trip to the museum as a child or explore our galleries one last time, join us for our final weekend in the ‘old’ Old Gaol.

In January 2019, Ely Museum was delighted to announce that we have been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £1.66 million for the Unlocking the Potential of the Old Gaol! Thanks to money raised by The National Lottery players, the project will rejuvenate Ely Museum and make it a fantastic destination for local people and visitors to the area.

Alongside the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, the museum has received support from a number of local and national trusts and foundations, East Cambridgeshire District Council, City of Ely Council, and has been delighted by the donations and enthusiasm of local people.

Staff and a brilliant team of volunteers have spent the last month packing up thousands of objects in the museum store, and will spend much of September packing up the galleries in readiness for our redevelopment of the Old Gaol to begin. This weekend is our final celebration of Ely Museum before the building and galleries begin to change.

On the day there will also be the opportunity to see the newest plans for the building, enjoy refreshments and a raffle. A final shop sale with 50% off everything will take place while stocks last.


31st August 2019 @ 10:30 am
1st September 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Ely Museum


Ely Museum
The Old Gaol, Market Street
Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4LS United Kingdom
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01353 666655