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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