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Ely Museum

Closed Now: 13:00 - 17:00
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Small but very informative museum

This local museum is worth visiting for its interseting and informative coverage of Ely and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Calgary, Canada
A neat little museum

Sometimes when visiting a museum I become overwhelmed by the sheer size of exhibits - so much to... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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Ely Museum, a bright and friendly local history museum, located in the Bishop's Gaol in the centre of the historical city of Ely. The Museum is the history centre for the Isle of Ely & the Fens and it takes you on a journey through time from...more
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The Old Gaol Market Street | Market St, Ely CB7 4LS, England
+44 1353 666655
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed in the old prison , this is a very good Museum to visit to learn about the history of Ely from Roman Times and before . There were films about The Fens and the trade in Eels that gave the area a good living...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

I loved this museum. The downstairs area is Ely from prehistoric times through to the war times. There were things you could touch and hold and things to try on so very good for kids or kids at heart like me! And upstairs is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This local museum is worth visiting for its interseting and informative coverage of Ely and district's history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice little Museum. Interesting goal, loads of info on rural Ely. We watched a short film, and found it very interesting. Good size when your visiting with a young child

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Having lived close to Ely for a number of years we decided to pay this small museum a visit and then wondered why we hadn't done it sooner. It's such an interesting place with lots of information about the Fens, the buildings history as a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JulesandPaul2014
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Decided to go here after cromwell's nice little museum cheap enough nice little gift shop would return

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A well packed little museum, full of fenland history, brutal treatment of prisoners and past agricultural practices.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Claret1945
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Sometimes when visiting a museum I become overwhelmed by the sheer size of exhibits - so much to see. Ely museum is small and perfectly formed! A really great overview of Ely history.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JulianaNZ
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Set in the ancient Bishop's jail, this attraction combines both a traditional museum and historic building. It holds interesting displays and some well arranged set-pieces.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank IanRC
Reviewed 20 June 2018

all the family love this place, so handy in central Ely with parking close by. Atmospheric and strange, always interesting.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank A3055VIfrank
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