Halloween is at the end of the October half-term & we hope you will enjoy trying some of these Halloween themed crafts & activities during the school holidays! We know Halloween will be quite different this year, perhaps without a party or trick-or-treating, but if you try our Halloween activities, we’d love to see the […]

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Ahoy mateys! Welcome to this weeks #MuseumFromHome with Ely Museum – this week, we’re learning all about pirates! Joins us over on Facebook as we have fun with lots of pirate themed crafts & have a go at making our own pirate hats, ships, treasure chests & even a parrot for your shoulder! Learn more […]

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Today’s #MuseumFromHome with Ely Museum is all about ancient Egypt! Egypt was one of the greatest civilizations of the past and the ancient Egyptian era, which began in approximately 3100 BCE & ended in 30 BCE with the death of Cleopatra VII, lasted for almost 30 centuries! 4000 years later, their monuments and tombs are […]

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In this weeks #MuseumFromHome with Ely Museum, we’re leaving Ely in England and virtually visiting all the other Elys around the world! Did you know there are 10 other Elys to be found dotted across the world – including two in the United Kingdom? Find out more about each of them below and then have […]

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This weeks #MuseumFromHome at Ely Museum is all about museums themselves! As museums across the country begin to open their doors again, and of course with our exciting National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment of Ely Museum which is due to reopen in early 2021, there are lots of exciting museums you can visit soon! Today’s […]

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The history of money can be traced back over 4,000 years. During this time,currency has taken many different forms, including things we use as money today like coins or banknotes, to objects we might not consider to be money like shells, animals, or other natural resources. The earliest coins were made from electrum, an alloy […]

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During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Ely Museum will be sharing a weekly #MuseumFromHome post including fun crafts & educational activities inspired by our amazing local history collections! Each week will have its own post, but you might find this handy as all the links to each weeks activities will be posted here too. We hope […]

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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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