Come explore our newly redesigned museum. Be amongst the first to peek into our cases, discover our displays and find out new fascinating facts.
From old favourite items to hidden gems not previously displayed, our galleries have been given a glorious facelift. Meander through our displays, marvelling at ancient craftsmanship, fantastic folk traditions and turbulent tales of riotous revolts.
Our galleries tell the stories of local people from the earliest prehistoric settlers to those of us who live here today. Surrounded by wide skies and flat, wet fens, the people of Ely and its environs have adapted their lives, their trades and their pastimes to make the most of the unusual landscape. Find out about eel fishing, fen skating, why the rivers are higher than the roads and why the soil is known as black gold.
Book your tickets in advance
In light of the ongoing pandemic restrictions and to keep our visitors and staff safe, we request that you pre-book a timed slot to visit Ely Museum so that we can ensure an even distribution of people to maintain social distancing. We hope this will give you the additional benefit of a chance to view the new museum with members of your household without having to fight through the crowds!