Ely Museum to ‘unlock potential’ of Old Gaol thanks to £159,000 Heritage Lottery Fund boost

Ely Museum.

Ely Museum. - Credit: Archant

A project to transform Ely Museum has received a huge boost thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The national fund has handed over £159,300 so the city’s iconic museum can realise its ‘Unlocking the potential of the Old Gaol’ project – a scheme that will see the museum transformed into a community hub for tourists over the next four years.

The museum plans on hosting events, exhibitions and featuring new galleries in a bid to bring more tourists to Ely.

A spokesman said: “We’re so excited to share our fantastic news at Ely Museum.

“The project aims to completely transform the museum over the next four years and to work more closely with the community.

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“It will allow us to transform the museum into a heritage hub for locals and tourists and introduce them to the fascinating history of the area.

“We’ll have new galleries, events, exhibitions and a new space for welcoming visitors. It’s a huge project that we just can’t wait to start.

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“Our support has been made communities to explore the heritage held at the museum and to play a vital role in its future possible by The National Lottery players so we’re particularly pleased that this project has a real focus on enabling communities to explore the heritage held at the museum and to play a vital role in its future.”

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