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Halloween Crafts in October Half Term

Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS

Join us this October half term holiday at Ely Museum for a spooky Halloween Crafts day. Tickets are £3 per child plus your usual admission ticket or annual pass. Tickets are sold on the door and the session runs from 10.30am – 1pm, so drop in a time that suits you  

Medieval Living History Day

Medieval Living History Day Come and see Stronghold Reenactment on 4th November at Ely Museum. Our medieval reenactors will be displaying armour and weaponry from the 12th century, along with fibre crafts and cooking. Come and meet the Lord, his soldiers and members of his household as they go about their daily tasks 4th November, […]

Inspired By Nature Workshops

Inspired by Nature workshops 18th November For Families 10.30am - 12.30pm Handle museum objects, enjoy traditional fenland music and respond creatively using a range of exciting mark-making materials to make your own original artworks! Get creative with learning team and volunteers, no previous art experience needed! This drop-in is part of the Inspired by Nature […]

Deck the Halls

Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS

Deck the Halls Drop in after school crafts on a Winter Wonderland theme. Help us decorate the Ely Museum for Father Christmas's visit. Make a snowy-inspired decoration and then collect it after the Grotto event and take it home. 28th November to 1st December, 3.30-4.30pm and 2nd December 1 - 2.30pm      

The Romans are Coming!

Roman Living History Day Come and see Britannia on 27th January at Ely Museum. Our Roman reenactors share displays of science, craft and medicine and you can hear what life may have been like in the Roman army. Will you make it into the Praetorian Guards (The Emperor's personal bodyguard)? Britannia are an award-winning reenactment […]

Chinese New Year Crafts in February Half Term

Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS

Join us this February half term holiday at Ely Museum for Chinese New Year crafts to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Tickets are £3 per child plus your usual admission ticket or annual pass. Tickets are sold on the door and the session runs from 10.30am – 1pm, so drop in a time that […]

Celebrate Ely Trail

Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS

Celebrate Ely Trail  Friday 29th March – Sunday 16th June  During museum opening hours.  Eel throwing, apple sorting and more. Try out some of Ely’s famous activities in one location this spring in our Celebrate Ely trail. To tie in with our current temporary exhibition, Our Ely at 50 we are launching the Celebrate Ely […]

Drop-in Spring Crafts

Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS

Drop-In Spring Crafts Thursday 11 April 2024, 10.30am-1pm Join us for spring themed crafts this Easter and make a fenland windmill and a beaded flower. Tickets are £3 per child plus your usual admission ticket or annual pass. Tickets are sold on the door and the session runs from 10.30am – 1pm, so drop in […]

Quiet Hours

Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS

Quiet Hours Wednesday 8 May 2024, 3.30pm-5pm Join us on the second Wednesday of the month, from 3.30 – 5pm as we turn down the sounds, and enjoy a quieter, more relaxed museum visit. All are welcome during our quiet hours, though this time is especially ideal for those who find the usual sounds of […]

May Half-Term Adorable Bird Crafts

Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS

                    Adorable Birds Drop-In Crafts Thursday 30th May 2024, 10.30am-1pm   The museum is turning into an aviary this half-term. (Not really!) However we do have some wonderful bird-themed crafts to join in with. Make a flying bird puppet and a paper birdhouse decoration. Drop-in anytime […]

Archaeology Day

Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS

Join our family fun day and find out what archaeologists really do! Speak to real life archaeologists, learn how we document finds and join in with hands-on activities suitable for all ages. Included with admission ticket or valid annual pass.