The Stained
Glass Museum

2015 Events


Autumn Lecture Series

Prof. Paul Binski - Wonderful Windows and English Gothic Art

Tuesday 22 September, 7pm for 7.15pm start.

Dr Libby Horner - Brangwyn’s stained glass

Tuesday 29 September, 7pm for 7.15pm start

Adrian Barlow - Charles Eamer Kempe and his Circle

Thursday 8 October, 7pm for 7.15pm start

All lectures take place during the evening at Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre.


Glaziers Art Fair

The Stained Glass Museum will have a stall at the first ever Glaziers Art Fair, which will be held at Glaziers’ Hall, London Bridge on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 October 2015. As well as generating more support for the Museum and advertising our Friends organisation, we will also be selling a variety of glass art and gifts from the Museum shop.

Ely Cathedral Christmas Food & Gift Fair

Ely Cathedral’s Christmas Gift & Food Fair is now in its fourth year and looks to be the biggest yet. As in previous years, on 13 and 14 November 2015 The Stained Glass Museum will have a stall at the Fair, selling glass baubles and unique gifts.

2016 Events

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

Wednesday 2 March 2016, 10.30-4pm

Tickets: £20 per person
Numbers limited

With 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
Colchester and Essex

Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 April 2016

Next 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.

For 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):
Due to increased costs of hotels and extra coach hire , we have had to make a small increase in the cost to residential delegates this year. 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)

Please register your interest and reserve a place by phoning 01353 660347, or emailing Booking forms to follow.
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. There will be no refund if you cancel on/after 1 April 2016


Events Archive

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