The Stained
Glass Museum


Search the Collections

We are currently making plans to develop a new full online collections search. In the meantime you can Browse The Stained Glass Museum's Collection although not all of the collection is included in this catalogue. For up-to-date informaton about objects in the Museum's collection, please contact us.

Geoffrey Clarke Stained Glass - Conservation Blog

Our conservation blog, 'Through the eyes of the conservator', is a good resource to find out more about the life and work of modern British artist Geoffrey Clarke. It documents the purchase, conservation and display of four modern stained glass artworks by Clarke, which are now on permanent display in the Stained Glass Museum.


The Stained Glass Museum's Collection includes over 1,000 stained glass panels from both religious and secular buildings, from all parts of the British Isles. In addition to the many completed stained glass panels and windows, the Museum has a number of smaller trial-pieces of stained and painted glass, fragments and samples of glass material, many of which derived from artists' studios.

Preparatory Designs, Cartoons, Maquettes

The Museum has a small but significant collection of preparatory designs, cartoons and maquettes relating to nineteenth- and twentieth-century stained glass. These designs are sometimes displayed as part of temporary exhibitions.

Tools, materials and other miscellaneous objects

The Museum also has a collection of tools and materials related to the design and manufacture of glass, lead and stained glass windows. Many of these are on display in the main gallery.

Objects in the Museum's reserve collection are accessible via prior arrangement only. Please contact the Curator to make an appointment.


The Museum has a specialist reference library, with a number of books, articles and pamphlets related to stained glass, glass, art and architecture, heraldry, and ecclesiastical history.

Browse and search the Museum's Library holdings (PDF last updated April 2016).

The Library is open to the public via appointment only.

Collecting Policy

The Stained Glass Museum exists to collect the finest representative examples of stained glass and associated materials, of all periods.

View the Stained Glass Museum's Collecting Policy

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