The Stained
Glass Museum


History of The Stained Glass Museum

History of the Museum

The Stained Glass Museum was founded in 1972 as a repository to rescue stained glass windows under threat from destruction.

The Museum first opened to the public in 1979 in the north triforium of Ely Cathedral. After a successful 25th Anniversary Appeal, funds were raised to refit the Museum in the south triforium of Ely Cathedral and the Museum re-opened in April 2000. Between 2012 and 2013 a major flexible display project was completed in the gallery.

The Stained Glass Museum is the only museum dedicated to stained glass in the UK, and one of a handful of places in the world with such a broad chronological span of stained glass exhibits.

The Stained Glass Museum is registered with the Charity Commission (No. 1169842) and holds Full Accredited status with the Arts Council (No. 574).

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