Ely Museum Activity Packs

Ely Museum provides Ely Foodbank with craft & activity packs to spark

creativity this summer!

Following the success of our food bank packs during 2020, the museum is delighted to be providing these packs again.

Ely Museum, which reopened to the public in May 2021 following a £2.2m National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment, is delighted to be providing the Ely Food bank with craft & activity packs again this year!

Whilst the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 have been a challenge for everyone, some households have been hit harder than others, and the need for food banks is greater than ever.

With household budgets squeezed, the museum recognised that arts & crafts materials were probably not top of the shopping list for many, and that’s where they could help!

Thanks to funding from Cambridgeshire County Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the museum is able to provide these fun packs to the food bank which are filled with activities to enjoy all summer and can be handed out with their usual food parcels.

These themed activity packs include all the things a family needed to have fun, whether they’re on a dinosaur scavenger hunt around the house, playing a traditional Anglo Saxon game, making a World War II spitfire plane or even a prehistoric creature, there is something for all ages and interests to enjoy!

We are especially pleased this year, thanks to the funding we received from Cambridgeshire County Council to also be able to include a free annual pass to the museum in the packs, so families can enjoy free visits to the museum all year!

Emily Allen, Community Engagement Officer at Ely Museum, said