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Children's Beginner (Level 1) Glass Fusing Workshops
Wednesday 30th May
10.30am - 12.30pm
Ever wanted to try Glass Fusing or want a little more practice? Join us 10.30am - 12.30pm for our Children's Beginner Glass Fusing Workshop. Learn how to cut glass and create your own glass fusing artworks based around a seasonal theme. This is a glass fusing workshop for children aged 7 and over who are new to glass fusing or who want a little more practice. £10 per child. Under 8's must be accompanied at all times. Pre-booking is essential.

Children's Advanced (Level 2) Glass Fusing Workshops
Wednesday 30th May
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Would you like expand your glass fusing knowledge and learn new techniques from a professional stained glass artist? If you have done glass fusing before, join us for our Children's Advanced Glass Fusing Workshop. Led by a professional stained glass artist, build on your experience to create new and exciting glass art works around a seasonal theme. This is a glass fusing workshop for children aged 7 and over who have done glass fusing before. £15 per child. Under 8's must be accompanied at all times. Pre-booking is essential.

Family Fun Extravaganza!
Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June
Join us for a special Family Fun Extravaganza! on Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June. We shall be celebrating all that the Stained Glass Museum has to offer with family friendly and fun activities throughout the two days!

Events on Thursday 31st May:

  • Glass Painting Demonstration and Taster – 11.00am – 1pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Drop in session, no need to book. Free to take part, small firing fee.
  • Children’s Tours – Once hourly beginning at 10.45am. Children museum entry free, small fee for tour.
  • Meet our friendly monk, Theophilius – 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
  • Trails, Activity Bags, Dressing Up Costumes and ‘Walking Window’ available throughout the day.

Events on Friday 1st June:

  • Glass Fusing Taster – 10.30am – 11.30am. Spaces available on a first come, first served basis. This activity may have a small fee.
  • Curator’s Highlight Tours – 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
  • Children’s Tours – 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm. Children museum entry free, small fee for tour.
  • Adult Half Day Metal Fusing Workshop – 1.00pm – 4pm. Advanced booking is essential. Call 01353 660347 to book.
  • Trails, Activity Bags, Dressing Up Costumes and ‘Walking Window’ available throughout the day.

Come on down and join in the #familyfun ! The Stained Glass Museum is open Monday-Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm, Sunday 12.30pm - 4.30pm. Entry Fees £4.50 adults, £3.50 concessions, under 16’s free. Normal entry fees apply.

Bead Buddies
Saturday 9th June
1.30pm - 2.30pm and 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Join us for a special Bead Buddies family workshop for Children's Art Week!
In this weaving workshop, be inspired by the colours and materials used in our collection as you use glass beads to create lizards, snakes, flowers and other seasonal decorations. £3.50 per child. Pre-booking essential. More information about Children's Art Week can be found on their website https://engage.org/childrens-art-week.aspx

SGMinis - Flowers and Nature
Wednesday 27th June
1pm - 3pm
Join us for our monthly SGMinis session for 5's and under with stories, crafts and other activities inspired by our collections. June's theme is Flowers and Nature. Drop in sessions, so just come along. Stories read at 1pm and 2pm. Suitable for under 5's. £2 per child, accompanying adults free.

SGMinis - Faces
Wednesday 25th July
1pm - 3pm
Join us for our monthly SGMinis session for 5's and under with stories, crafts and other activities inspired by our collections. July's theme is Faces. Drop in sessions, so just come along. Stories read at 1pm and 2pm. Suitable for under 5's. £2 per child, accompanying adults free.

Children's Beginner (Level 1) Glass Fusing Workshops
Wednesday 1st August
10.30am - 12.30pm
Ever wanted to try Glass Fusing or want a little more practice? Join us 10.30am - 12.30pm for our Children's Beginner Glass Fusing Workshop. Learn how to cut glass and create your own glass fusing artworks based around a seasonal theme. This is a glass fusing workshop for children aged 7 and over who are new to glass fusing or who want a little more practice. £10 per child. Under 8's must be accompanied at all times. Pre-booking is essential.

Children's Advanced (Level 2) Glass Fusing Workshops
Wednesday 1st August
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Would you like expand your glass fusing knowledge and learn new techniques from a professional stained glass artist? If you have done glass fusing before, join us for our Children's Advanced Glass Fusing Workshop. Led by a professional stained glass artist, build on your experience to create new and exciting glass art works around a seasonal theme. This is a glass fusing workshop for children aged 7 and over who have done glass fusing before. £15 per child. Under 8's must be accompanied at all times. Pre-booking is essential.

Glass Jar Photo Frames
Tuesday 14th August
10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Decorate your own glass jar photo frame with glass paints and have a photo of you to go inside. £3.50 per child. Pre-booking essential. Call 01353 660347.

Bead Buddies
Tuesday 21st August
10.30am - 11.30am and 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Join us for a weaving workshop inspired by the materials and colours from our collection. Using glass beads, create lizards, snakes, flowers and other seasonal decorations to take home. £3.50 per child. Pre-booking essential. Call 01353 660347.

Children's Beginner (Level 1) Glass Fusing Workshops
Wednesday 29th August
10.30am - 12.30pm
Ever wanted to try Glass Fusing or want a little more practice? Join us 10.30am - 12.30pm for our Children's Beginner Glass Fusing Workshop. Learn how to cut glass and create your own glass fusing artworks based around a seasonal theme. This is a glass fusing workshop for children aged 7 and over who are new to glass fusing or who want a little more practice. £10 per child. Under 8's must be accompanied at all times. Pre-booking is essential.

Children's Advanced (Level 2) Glass Fusing Workshops
Wednesday 29th August
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Would you like expand your glass fusing knowledge and learn new techniques from a professional stained glass artist? If you have done glass fusing before, join us for our Children's Advanced Glass Fusing Workshop. Led by a professional stained glass artist, build on your experience to create new and exciting glass art works around a seasonal theme. This is a glass fusing workshop for children aged 7 and over who have done glass fusing before. £15 per child. Under 8's must be accompanied at all times. Pre-booking is essential.

SGMinis - Letters
Wednesday 26th September
1pm - 3pm
Join us for our monthly SGMinis session for 5's and under with stories, crafts and other activities inspired by our collections. September's theme is Letters. Drop in sessions, so just come along. Stories read at 1pm and 2pm. Suitable for under 5's. £2 per child, accompanying adults free.

Out and About...

Ely Cathedral Family Drop In sessions
Wednesday 30th May
10am - 1pm
Pop-Up Science Festival

Join us at this event run by Ely Cathedral. Come along for a wide range of activites, crafts and trails on the theme of Shape and Colour. Suitable for all ages. Drop in sessions, so just come along. These activities are free but donations are gratefully received.

Summer Activity with Ely Library - Mischief Monsters!
Wednesday 8th August
2pm - 4pm
After the success of our joint events for the BBC Civilisations Festival, The Stained Glass Museum and Ely Library are teaming up again to bring you a fun children's craft activity during the school holidays. Join us at Ely Library to create your own 'Mischief Monsters'. Inspired by the Library's Summer Reading Challenge
. £2 per child, tickets are available at Ely Library.

More events arriving soon!


Recent Reviews:

"Well organised friendly activity. 5 stars." (Parent, Bead Buddies workshop, June 2017)

"Great! Time consuming, but very worth it. My pockets were full of cute things to take home." (Child, Aged 10, Bead Buddies workshop, June 2017)

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