The Stained
Glass Museum

2016 Events

Glass Handling Session at the Fitzwilliam Museum
& Tour of Kings College Chapel, Cambridge

Wednesday 2 March 2016, 10.30am-4pm


Glass at Kings CollegeWith Keeper of Applied Arts Dr Victoria Avery Friends will gain access to some of the glass objects in store at the Fitzwilliam Museum, including 15th century stained glass roundels and modern panels by Evie Hone. We will also have a guided tour of glass in the Museum’s permanent collection including Renaissance glass in the Italian and Rothschild galleries; English C17th-C19th drinking glasses in the Lower Marlay; and C20th and C21st glass in the Glaisher Gallery.

After a break for lunch (please note this is not provided), we will be treated to a tour of Kings College Chapel, Cambridge by Prof. Jean-Michel Massing, a Fellow of the College and Professor of Art History. The Chapel contains a world famous scheme of 16th century stained glass windows, paid for by Henry VIII and overseen by Flemish masters Barnard Flower and Galyon Hone, both of whom received the prestigious title of Royal Glazier.

To reserve a place please phone 01353 660347 or email

2016 Study Weekend: Essex

Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 April 2016

RivenhallThis year’s study weekend will take place in Essex, where we will be based in the historic town of Colchester. Over the weekend we will visit a variety of sites and see a range of glass from the medieval to the modern period. Highlights include rare 12th and 13th French century glass at Rivenhall, unique 14th century fragments at Sheering, a 15th century Tree of Jesse at Margaretting, imported 16th/17th century glass from France from the Neave Collection at Noak Hill and 18th century glass at Leigh-on-Sea.

Leigh on the SeaFor those interested in the work of 19th and 20th century stained glass artists and studios, we will visit the early Burne-Jones windows for Powell & Sons at Waltham Abbey, and see windows by Percy Bacon, Townshend and Howson, and A. K. Nicholson at Prittlewell, as well as more recent works by John Hayward at Sheering and Patrick Reyntiens at Romford. The variety of 19th and 20th century glass to be found in Colchester churches will be particularly interesting to those who don’t know the area, and we also hope to visit the splendid ‘Art-Nouveau cathedral’ at Great Warley, which although the original glass is destroyed, is well-known for its Art Nouveau fittings and today includes windows by Powells and Lawrence Lee.

Prices (per person):
All prices include coach travel to sites, and a conference pack with site notes
£425 Residential single occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)
£400 Residential double/twin occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)
£200 Non-Residential and dinners / £100 Non-Residential (visits only)

STUDENT BURSARY PLACE AVAILABLE. Deadline 29 Jan 2016 Download the Application Form (word.doc)

Download a Booking Form. For enquiries please contact 01353 660347, or email

A deposit of £150 per person is required by 29 January 2016. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Stained Glass Museum’. Card payments can be made over the phone. Full payment should be received by 1st April 2016- an administration fee of £50 will be charged in the event of cancellation before 1 April 2016. There will be no refund if you cancel on/after 1 April 2016

Stained Glass in Putney: A Walking Tour with Caroline Swash

Putney Exchange Shopping CentreTuesday 31 May 2016

To celebrate the publication of Caroline Swash’s new book The 100 Best Stained Glass Sites in London (2015) the Museum has organised a walking tour exploring stained glass at four sites in Putney and Fulham, south-west London.

Visits include St Mary the Virgin Church, Putney, where there is a scheme of windows by Alan Younger, whose work can also be seen at the nearby Putney Exchange Shopping Centre. In addition we will visit All Saints, Fulham, to see its variety of 19th and 20th century stained glass. Finally we will end the day at the former residence of the Bishop of London, Fulham Palace which has a special collection of 18th century heraldic panels, Benjamin's West’s cartoons for Fonthill Abbey, and more recent glass by Brian Clarke in the Chapel.

A window by Alan Younger in Putney Exchange Shopping Centre (1988). Photograph: Caroline Swash

Prices: £30 (£25 Friends) (lunch not included). PLACES LIMITED. 


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