Ely Museum tells the stories of the people and the landscape of Ely and its surrounding area from prehistory to the present day. Downstairs you can discover the early history of the area, from fossils to the medieval period.

See the East Cambridgeshire Bronze Age gold torc – the largest of its kind!

Upstairs tells the stories of more recent centuries after the fenland marshes were drained to make fertile farmland. Visit the original Gaol cells and hear the prisoners’ stories. Amazing, hands-on displays, fascinating stories, and a quirky gift shop make Ely Museum a vital part of any visit to this vibrant city.