Behind the Scenes Tour of Ely Museum


Join Ely Museum on Saturday 30th November to explore behind the scenes & see how the museum has changed since the builders arrived in September!

With walls removed, historic features revealed, the tour will be led by the museums Curator & a manager from our building contractors, R G Carter, who will take people behind the scenes and into the empty building to see what it looks like before the big structural changes take place!

In readiness for our National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment project to begin, the museum closed its doors in early September, with the builders arriving shortly after.  This is the first opportunity for the public to see the museum since we closed & get a glimpse of the new spaces created in the historic Old Gaol

The tours are free but donations to our ongoing project are very welcome!  Please be aware that this is a tour of an active building site with uneven floors. Access to the upper floor is by a temporary metal staircase. Hard Hats and Hi-Vis jackets will be provided, but please wear sensible, flat shoes.  If you have an existing health condition or any concerns, please get in touch to discuss suitability. Unfortunately, we are unable to take people under the age of 16 onto the tour.

Emily Allen, Community Engagement Officer at Ely Museum says; “We’re excited to welcome visitors onto site at Ely Museum on Saturday – the first visitors since we closed our doors back in September! The building has changed so much already, so we hope these tours will give people a glimpse into the future museum.  The building feels so much larger without the internal walls and seeing the beautiful historic features uncovered again gives a real sense of what a brilliant new museum awaits us!”

To book your place:Pre-booking is essential & space is strictly limited.  Please email emily@elymuseum.org.uk or call 01353 666655 to book.

Press release from Ely Museum

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