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The Stained Glass Museum


This unique museum offers an insight into the history and techniques of stained glass. Experience over 800 years of Bristish Stained Glass. You will learn the secrets of this ancient craft and glimpse its role in the unfolding story of British history.

Main Gallery

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.


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 to see works from the collection, events, workshops and further information.

Museum Shop

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.

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

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday


CLOSED: Good Friday, 25 and 26 December

Last admissions half an hour before closing

Admission Charges

Children under 16


Groups (10+)

Educational Groups

Please ask for details. Tel 01353 660347

Group Tours available on request. Please download a booking form.

Contact Details

Jasmine Allen - Curator
The Stained Glass Museum
South Triforium
Ely Cathedral

Telephone: 01353 660347 or tel/fax 01353 665025
Email: moc/muesumssalgdeniats//ofni

Registered charity number 11698842
The Museum Shop

The Museum Shop

The Virgin Mary receiving the Archangel Gabriel's message

The Virgin Mary receiving the Archangel Gabriel's message

An early 15th-century roundel of Reynard the Fox

An early 15th-century roundel of Reynard the Fox

The Ascent of Elijah c.1863

The Ascent of Elijah c.1863