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
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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.