Ely Cathedral’s stunning silhouette dominates the whole area – it’s dubbed the 'Ship of the Fens' because it’s so visible across the...
Oliver Cromwell's House
England's premier Puritan lived in this attractive, half-timbered house with his family from 1636 to 1647, when he was the local tithe...
Waterside Antiques Centre
The largest place in East Anglia for antiques and collectables.
Old Fire Engine House
Eating here is like sampling the dishes cooked up in a (decidedly classy) classic East Anglian farmhouse kitchen. Seasonal and local...
Market St · interesting places nearby
Ely Museum information
Housed in the Old Gaol House, this quirky little museum appropriately features gruesome prison tableaux inside prisoners' cells, plus displays on Romans, Anglo-Saxons, the Long Barrow burial ground at nearby Haddlington, and the formation of the Fens. You are also initiated into the mysteries of old Ely trades such as leatherwork and eel-catching.