Ely Museum has received a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop collections, events and new exhibitions for the community. 

Faced with growing operational costs and the cost-of-living crisis, Ely Museum has planned an ambitious new strategy to explore the current historic collections and the stories behind them. 

This will allow people to learn more about their local heritage and for the museum to hold a variety of fun and interesting opportunities for local people and families to explore their interests, ensuring heritage is preserved and shared for generations to come. 

A blacksmith’s bellows, an accordion, a sailor’s collar and the clock from the public rooms: museum staff are really looking forward exploring what stories these objects tell us about Ely’s past. 

Curator at Ely Museum, Elie Hughes, said: “We’re really excited to have the opportunity to share our collection more widely with local people and visitors and are planning all sorts of great events over the next couple of years.  

“We are very thankful to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players for their support”