Charity information

Ely Museum

The Ely Museum Trust, founded in 1972, is an independent Charitable Incorporated Organisation which has responsibility for running the vibrant local history museum in Ely. The museum relies on grants by East Cambridgeshire District Council and the City of Ely Council, admissions and the generosity of visitors to remain open.
Visitors to Ely Museum are taken on a journey, exploring the Isle of Ely & the Fens from prehistory to the current day.

Founded 2014

  • Mission statement

    THE PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF A MUSEUM IN OR NEAR THE CITY OF ELY FOR THE PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF ARTICLES ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE HISTORY OF ELY AND THE FENLAND, AND SPECIMENS OF THE FINE AND USEFUL ARTS, ETHNOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY, GEOLOGY, BOTANY AND NATURAL HISTORY. THE EXTENSION AND PRESERVATION OF THE COLLECTION. THE PROVISION OF LECTURES AND OTHER FACILITIES OF EDUCATION. THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH.

  • Aims

    Ely Museum aims to:

    • THE PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF A MUSEUM IN OR NEAR THE CITY OF ELY FOR THE EXHIBITION TO THE PUBLIC OF ARTICLES ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE HISTORY OF ELY AND THE SURROUNDING FENLAND AREA;
    • THE EXTENSION, ENHANCEMENT, CONSERVATION, MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OF THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEUM;
    • THE PROVISION OF LECTURES AND OTHER FACILITIES OF EDUCATION:
    • THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM AND THE PUBLICATION OF THE RESULTS THEREOF.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2014

    Registered Charity Number: 1156024

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 60

    Phone number: 01353 666655

    Address: Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4LS

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