Ely Museum offers range of professional, curriculum-based workshops suitable for a variety of ages. Please see our workshops page for more details about what we offer.

Some museum visits are available as a half day, and others are a full day.  Our sessions can be tailored to your classes needs, and you may wish to combine two separate half day topics to make a full.  Half day workshops are available as morning or afternoon sessions, and we may be able to adjust start/finish times to fit in with your travelling arrangements.  We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements, please use the contact link below


Museum visit prices start at £4.50 per child for a half day, £7 for a full day (see individual pages for more information).


The Old Gaol
Market Street
Ely, Cambridgeshire

Ely Museum is located on the corner of Market Street and Lynn Road with the main entrance on Market Street.
The museum is a five minute walk from Ely Market and from Ely Cathedral and a twenty minute walk from the train station. The museum entrance is directly opposite the main bus stops in central Ely.

Coaches can drop students directly outside the museum gates on Market Street.

Risk Assessment and Pre Visits

A basic risk assessment and our safeguarding policy are available to download to the right. However if there are any concerns, we recommend that teachers arrange a pre visit. These are free of charge.

Pre Visits

We welcome teachers who wish to visit in advance. These visits are free. Pre visits can be conducted during opening times (Tues – Sat 10:30am – 5:00pm, & Sun 12:00pm – 5:00pm).  Please email our Learning Officer learning@elymuseum.org.uk with the date you wish to visit. With enough notice it may be possible to meet other relevant members of staff on pre visits.



Lunch Space

Lunches can be eaten in our main education room or our courtyard (weather permitting) and depending on numbers of children. Please contact the Learning Officer to discuss lunch arrangements.

Coats and Bags

There is room for coats and bags in our main education room. However space is limited and we recommend students and teachers only bring what is necessary.


Ely Museum has 4 toilets (2 on each floor) one of which is a disabled toilet.


Ely Museum is fully wheelchair accessible with a lift for access to the first floor.


Our museum shop stocks an exciting range of products ranging from educational local history books to children’s toys. We have carefully selected all products to highlight our collection and link to some of our workshops, including a variety of small, inexpensive items which can act as reminders of a school visit. All sales from the shop go directly to supporting the museum.

Ask the Learning Officer about incorporating the gift shop into your visit. We also offer pre-made gift bags at a range of prices.