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Lots to do at Ely Museum this summer holidays

Looking for things to entertain the family this summer holidays? Have a look at all the great things on offer at Ely Museum.

From craft workshops to dressing up, Victorian fun to marvellous mosaics, there’s loads of family fun to be had at Ely Museum. Family tickets cost just £12 and you can visit as many times as you like for a year!

Our drop in holiday craft activities are taking place on Thursday 4th and Thursday 11th August. Running from 11am – 3pm, let your creativity run free with Stomping Stegosaurs (4th) and Buzzing Bugs (11th). Craft tickets are £3 per child with an admission ticket or annual pass.

Get even more crafty with our Marvellous Mosaics on Thursday 25th August: pre-book a ticket to learn about the ancient Roman art of creating pictures from tiles and make a real ceramic mosaic tile to take home with you.

Magnificent hats are a bit of a theme at Ely Museum this summer, with our family-friendly exhibition Hold On To Your Hat!, running until 18th September. As well as adding to our dressing up with extra hats to try on and pose, the exhibition features hats from the collection and historic photographs of local people in amazing hats. Try your hand at making your own hats too – Craft Your Own Cap is a pre-booked children’s craft session on Thursday 18th August at 11am where each child will leave with two different decorated hats. Adults can turn their hands to hat making too with our two fascinator workshops on the evenings on 10 August and 7th September, see our website for more details.

If you like to see history in action, come along to our Living History Day on Saturday 13th August to learn more about life in the Victorian times.

Sara Adderson, Assistant Curator at Ely Museum says;

“This summer holiday is a great time to visit Ely Museum. Your ticket allows you as many visits as you want at a bargain price and we have loads of activities to do. Try our trails and Explorer Kit, peek in the windows in the cases, dress up, hear stories, play with our veg and don’t forget to check out the mammoths on the floor.”

Newly shortlisted in the Best Small Museum category for the national Family Friendly Museum Award run by the charity Kids in Museums, Ely Museum is an ideal place for a family day out in Ely. The galleries are designed to be interactive, colourful and fun and there’s things to see and do for everyone from babies to grandparents.

To find out more about visiting the museum, please visit

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