Tourism

Oliver Cromwell’s House receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Oliver Cromwell’s House is one of 445 organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.  445 organisations will share £103 million, including Oliver Cromwell’s House to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on …

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Ely Cathedral receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Ely Cathedral is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.  445 organisations will share £103 million, to them help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, …

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Celebrating the Community’s Creativity Through Lockdown and Beyond in Exhibition entitled ‘All Together Now’

The Babylon Gallery, based in Ely celebrates the community’s creativity in an exhibition that brings together five projects that began in lockdown and have, over the period of five months, involved hundreds of people in creative activities and discussions. During the course of lockdown, Babylon ARTS invited the community to get involved in various projects …

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Award-winning Artist to Present New Exhibition in Ely Inspired by Local Landscape

Contemporary artist Amy Wormald is to present a new exhibition of paintings inspired by urban and rural landscapes within 20 miles of Ely.  The exhibition entitled “20-mile radius” will take place at the Babylon Gallery from 29th September – 11th October. Amy Wormald is a contemporary painter living in Ely whose colourful work is inspired …

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East Cambs Landmark Joins London Eye and Blackpool Tower and Goes Green For Recycle Week

A prominent building and tourist attraction in East Cambridgeshire will shine green in a joint effort of support for the nation’s Recycle Week.  For the first time, East Cambs Street Scene (ECSS), the trading company owned by the district council and responsible for providing recycling and waste services across the district, and Ely Cathedral have …

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The Stained Glass Museum Reopens to the Public on Wednesday 5th August

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to be reopening after a 5 month closure. We are delighted to announce that The Stained Glass Museum will reopen to the public from Wednesday 5th August 2020 with a number of safety measures in place. The Stained Glass Museum has acquired the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good to Go’ …

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Ely Cathedral is ‘Good to Go’ and re-opens to Visitors this week

On Wednesday 29th July, Ely Cathedral reopened its doors to visitors after over 130 days of closure.   Over 250 visitors came through the doors on the first day to experience the Cathedral which has widely been acknowledged as one of the wonders of the medieval world. Nearly all areas are accessible to the public including …

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales extends his Patronage of The
Stained Glass Museum for a further two years

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has agreed to extend his role as Patron of The Stained Glass Museum for a further two years from May 2020. His Royal Highness first became Patron of The Stained Glass Museum in 2008 during a major appeal when …

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Is there really Hidden Treasure in Ely? Do you think you could find it…

Visit Ely may not be able to deliver our unique ‘escape room challenge’ right now, but we’ve come up with a fun alternative. Have a go at trying to locate the missing treasure that is still said to be located within the medieval walls of Ely! Download ‘Ely Pilgrim’s Lost Treasure’ for just £5 and …

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Ely Cathedral Wins National Eco Church Award

Ely Cathedral has been awarded an Eco Church Silver Award, in recognition of the steps the Cathedral is taking in implementing a more environmentally friendly approach in its day to day operations and ministry. The Silver award is part of the Eco Church scheme created by A Rocha UK, a charity committed to mobilising Christians to care for nature. The award, …

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Ely Cathedral Showcases its Starring Role

A collection of costumes, jewellery, props and memorabilia from major Hollywood films and a Netflix blockbuster will be on display in Ely Cathedral from 1st February to 15th March 2020.  ‘Crowns & Gowns’ will showcase original dresses and outfits from some of the iconic films shot inside Ely’s beautiful medieval Cathedral namely The Other Boleyn …

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Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair draws in visitors from across the Country

Ely Cathedral and local businesses have been busy making preparations for the annual Christmas Gift & Food Fair taking place this week. Now in its 8th successive year, the event is expected to attract over 16,000 visitors with coach bookings from as far as Leicestershire, The Midlands and the Home Counties. Widely acknowledged as one …

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Stained Glass Museum Wins Award For Spotlight & Behind-the-Scenes Tours

The Stained Glass Museum in Ely has won a prestigious award at the inaugural Museums in Cambridgeshire Awards 2019. The museum, located in the south triforium of Ely Cathedral, was the overall winner of the ‘New for You’ award category, for its new free 15-minute ‘Spotlight’ and 20-minute ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Tours. Since their introduction in May …

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New traders and exciting activities announced for the 2019 Christmas Gift & Food Fair

Widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia’s exceptional Christmas shopping experiences, Ely Cathedral are preparing for the popular Christmas Gift & Food Fair with some exciting new additions for 2019.  Several new traders will make up over 100 handpicked stalls located inside Ely’s magnificent medieval nave. Amongst those to catch your attention as you browse …

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Carnival Theme for the 2020 Isle of Ely Arts Festival

Building on the success of this year’s Isle of Ely Arts Festival, the organisers are busy planning an exciting programme for  June 2020 on the theme of ‘Carnival’. Plans so far include a big community concert in the Cathedral involving lots of children and musicians from local orchestras performing music from The Carnival of Animals, …

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Welney Nominated for Gold Accolade

WWT Welney are excited to have been nominated for a Gold Accolade within the Visit England, Quality Assurance Scheme. The team at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust site pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and informative experience for visitors, so that everyone can connect with wetlands and the incredible wildlife. The continued improvements made to …

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