Ely Museum is located at top of Market Street, just past the Citizens Advice Bureau and a short walk from the bus stops. There is ample parking in Ely and all car parks are FREE.

If travelling by rail Ely Museum is a 20–30 minute walk from the railway station, walk up Back Hill, The Gallery and Lynn Road.

If you are planning on driving into Ely full driving directions can be obtained below.

Address & Contact Information

Ely Museum
The Old Gaol, Market Street
Ely, Cambridgshire

[Telephone] 01353 666655
[Email] admin@elymuseum.org.uk

If you would like to contact Ely Museum directly speedily you can you our contact form

Museum Hours

Summer Opening Times

Monday — Saturday
10.30am — 5.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm — 5.00pm

Winter Opening Times

Monday — Saturday*
10.30am — 4.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm — 4.00pm
*closed on Tuesdays except for school and group bookings


Adults £4.50
Concessions £4.00
Children £1 (under 5s free)

Refreshment Facilities

Hot Drinks are available from a drinks machine. There are also cafes & restaurants within 5 minutes walk away in Market Street.

Public Conveniences

There are 2 toilets on the ground floor. One toilet is a disabled toilet which also has baby changing facilities.

Directions & Transportation

Driving Directions

If you would like driving directions into Ely then please follow this link courtesy of Google Maps »

Online Map


Railway Information

Ely Museum is a short walk from Ely Railway Staion. Railway timetables can be found here »

Bus Information

Ely Museum is immediately opposite the bus stop at the top of Market Street. If you are planning a visit by bus you can view the timetables here »


There are some spaces for disabled badge holders in the High Street and down Market Street. However, these cannot be reserved and there are limits on these spaces.

The nearest car parks are in St. Mary’s Street (2 hours) and Nutholt Lane near the Paradise Sports Centre (3 hours). Long stay car parking is available at Barton Road.

All parking in Ely is FREE

Visitors with Disabilities/Special Needs

From Market Street the main entrance to Ely Museum is towards the back of the buiding at the side where there is a gated courtyard. The courtyard leads to a level entrance with automatic doors that open outwards.

Stair Lift

There is a stairlift to the first floor of the museum. When you wish to use the lift please ask a custodian at the reception desk for assistance.


There is a wheelchair available for use on the first floor when you alight from the stair lift. There is also a wheelchair available on the ground floor.

Hearing Loops

There is a hearing loop available at the reception desk. There are also portable hearing loops available, which can be used with or without hearing aids, for use around the museum.

Ely Shopmobility

Shopmobility is a scheme to provide electrically powered scooters to help people who have limited mobility to shop and use other facilities in Ely. This service is operated from Ely Museum on behalf of East Cambridgeshire District Council and places must be pre–booked.

The scheme runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 10.30am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm but to make sure that a suitable mobility aid is available, telephone the museum on 01353 666655 in advance or email: shopmobility@elymuseum.org.uk.

Vernon Cross Meeting Room

The Vernon Cross Meeting Room is available for hire during daytime and evening. For further details please telephone the museum on 01353 666655 or use our contact form.