A national collection of stained glass, religious and secular, from 1200 to the present Day.
This unique museum offers an insight into the history and techniques of stained glass. For at least thirteen hundred years the art has been practised in Britain. You will learn the secrets
of this ancient craft and glimpse its role in the unfolding story of British history.
Our Main Gallery contains displays of stained glass windows ranging over eight centuries in specially illuminated cases. It offers a rare opportunity to view stained glass up close, to compare windows produced at different times, in different styles, and for different settings.
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The Museum is located on the upper level of Ely Cathedral in the south triforium, and is accessed by a short spiral staircase. A touch-screen virtual museum visit is available through our interactive display
on the ground floor. Please ask at the Cathedral Front Desk to use this and other accessibility facilities or visit our website to learn more about our access arrangements.
Visit www.stainedglassmuseum.com to see works from the collection, events, workshops and further information.
The Stained Glass Museum shop has a range of gifts, cards and books relating to stained glass and also work by local glass artists.
Friends of the Museum
Friends support the work of the museum in various ways and also enjoy a variety of events and visits to do with stained glass and associated arts in a wider context.
Stained Glass Museum
Special Events & Facilities
- Gallery Guide, Audio tour & DVD
- School visits
- Guided tours
- Lectures & Gallery talks
- Corporate private viewing
- Visits and Study weekends
- Regular stained glass workshops
- Research facilities including a dedicated library of over 2,000 books
- Free internet broadband facility
Easter To October
Monday - Friday
November to Easter
Monday - Saturday
Family Groups (up to 4)
Please ask for details. Tel 01353 666655
Jasmine Allen - Curator
The Stained Glass Museum
Telephone: 01353 660347 or tel/fax 01353 665025