History at Home with Ely Museum

Ely Museum brings history to you at home.

With many people finding themselves learning and teaching from home again, the team from Ely Museum are delighted to share ‘History at Home’!

History at Home brings real and replica museum objects to life, shares worksheets and activities as well as crafts, songs and fun ideas to help you enjoy history lessons at home!

This week, meet Maximus the Roman soldier and learn about his armour and weapons and see real and replica Roman pottery, and learn about Anglo Saxon swords and the mysterious cursed brooch found just outside Ely! History at Home is a great way to bring history to life.

Building on the successes of #MuseumsFromHome which brought fun craft activities to over 100,000 people during the first lockdown and then Virtual Visits which live-streamed school visits to classrooms across Ely, History at Home will combine the two and make them free for all.

Emily Allen, Community Engagement Officer at Ely Museum says;“We’re delighted to bring History at Home to people in Ely and beyond – we know teaching and learning from home isn’t easy, and wanted to think of a way Ely Museum could support families and teachers alike. 

Now that the redevelopment of Ely Museum is almost complete, we were able to get back into the museum to film videos with some of our favourite objects and share real objects that people living in Ely thousands of years ago really made and used”

Beginning with Romans and Anglo Saxons, in the coming days and weeks the museum will continue to add more content on topics from fossils and dinosaurs to the Second World War.

History at Home is suitable for parents and teachers alike, and if anyone has a request for a future session, please contact the museum and we will do our best to cover these for you!

Visit our website to find History at Home: www.elymuseum.org.uk/history-at-home/

Press release from Ely Museum

Filming ‘History at Home’
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