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The Stained Glass Museum

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The Stained Glass Museum within Ely Cathedral offers a unique insight into the fascinating history of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for at least thirteen hundred years.

Their permanent gallery displays over 125 stained glass panels representing eight hundred years of the history of this ancient art, from the thirteenth century to the present day.

All the stained glass panels in the gallery are displayed at eye-level enabling visitors to have a rare close-encounter with the art of stained glass. Temporary exhibitions are also held throughout the year, highlighting panels and designs from the Museum's reserve collection.

The Museum is located on an upper level of Ely Cathedral. Entrance to the museum is via a spiral stone staircase of 40 steps from the south-west transept of Ely Cathedral. The stairs are fitted with a handrail. Unfortunately, there is no lift access to the Museum.

Those wanting to visit only the Stained Glass Museum do not need to purchase an Ely Cathedral visitor ticket. Tickets can be purchased on entry. Museum only tickets are £6 Adults, Children under 16 Free.

Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) November to March, 10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm), April to October. Please note: The Museum will be closed Tues 30th Jan - Fri 2nd February, reopening on Sat 3rd Feb 2024, for essential electrical work.

Tickets: Adults: £6. Children under 16: Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)

Find out more on The Stained Glass Museum website

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