Museum unlocks the cell doors to shed secrets of town’s Old Gaol

The Old Gaol at Ely Museum
The Old Gaol at Ely Museum

Discover what life was like for criminals, convicts and felons at the Bishop’s Gaol in Ely in a new exhibition.

The Old Gaol at Ely Museum takes a look into a darker side of the town’s history.

Elie Hughes, museum curator, said: “This is a fascinating and sometimes gruesome part of Ely’s past. Prisoners were kept in awful conditions and sometimes chained to walls.”

The exhibition runs until September 15.

The museum is also running a series of family events including Keep Calm and Carry On on August 15.