Housed in the former Bishop’s Gaol, Ely Museum tells the story of Ely and the surrounding area from fossils to the twentieth century.

From warm prehistoric seas, Ice Age forests and wide wetlands to rich farmland, learn about the changes in the landscape of East Cambridgeshire and the lives of the people who have lived here.  Built on an island of solid land surrounded by marshes, discover the development of Ely from a monastic foundation to a market town.”

If you need something shorter, we usually use –  “A bright and friendly local history museum, located in the Bishop’s Gaol in the centre of the historical city of Ely “

Ely Museum Entrance Photo