The Stained
Glass Museum


Our unique museum shop stocks an exciting range of unique hand crafted gifts, stained and fused glass art, jewellery, glassware, decorations and much more!

Glass Pieces and books from the museum shop

We also stock a number of books, including our Gallery Guide and Light in the East, a gazetteer of stained glass in Cambridgeshire and the Fens.

New Gallery Guide: HIghlights from the Collection

The Stained Glass Museum

Highlights from the Collection

Jasmine Allen

SCALA Publishing, 2017

ISBN: 9781785510595
Size: 240 x 172 mm / 6¾ x 9½ in.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72


£8.00 inc. P&P (deliver to UK)

£10.00 inc. P&P (deliver to Europe)

£12.00 inc. P&P (deliver to USA)

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• Beautifully illustrated with new full-colour photography

• Spans a wide variety of examples - from secular buildings as well as religious ones, and from as far afield as Europe and America

• Offers a unique opportunity to compare and contrast a range of stained glass styles, and see how the technique developed

Located in the magnificent setting of the south triforium of Ely Cathedral, the Stained Glass Museum is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to the ancient art and craft of stained glass, which has been practised in Britain for almost 1,500 years. Once almost solely confined to church buildings and manor houses whose patrons could afford luxurious coloured glass windows, from the 19th century stained glass also became popular in secular buildings. In recent times it has been used to enliven and form part of the main structure of corporate buildings, hotels, community and shopping centres. 

The Stained Glass Museum has given new life to hundreds of windows removed from redundant buildings across the British Isles, since its foundation in 1972. This guide describes and illustrates highlights from the Museum’s growing collection of over 1,000 stained glass panels and windows, from the 13th century through to the present day, as well as associated designs, sketches, cartoons and tools.

Exclusive Stained Glass Museum Gifts

A new range of products only available from the Stained Glass Museum Shop. These gifts have been created especially for the the Stained Glass Museum and are not available to purchase from anywhere else. Many of our best loved stained glass exhibits are featured.

Stained Glass Ties & Cufflinks

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These stained glass ties and cufflinks, available to purchase separately or as a set, feature a pattern from an early medieval English 'grisaille' stained glass panel in the Museum's collection.

The ties are 100% silk. The cufflinks have a silver finish and a bullet fitting.

Price: £29.00 each, or £55.00 for a set

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Stained Glass Coasters

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These glass coasters feature some of our most popular windows in the Museum gallery ranging from early 15th century Reynard the Fox to 1920s Arts and Crafts panels.

A unique chance to take a reproduction of our collection home with you, to enjoy every day!

Price: £6.00 each, or £20.00 for a set of four

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Stained Glass Museum Mugs

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Why not have your very own Stained Glass Museum mug? This quality bone china mug is elegant and features a design inspired by The Woman Gathering Sheaves of Corn, by Francis Spear (1902-79).

Price: £8.50


Stained Glass Museum Tea Towels

tea towel Bring a little colour to your kitchen with this Stained Glass Museum tea-towel. The bold printed image is of the Museum's earliest panel in the collection - a 13th century depiction of the head of a King.

Price: £7.50





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This A5 plain notepad is ideal for taking notes and sketches. The cover design is reproduced from an abstract Experimental panel in stained glass (1956-59) designed by 20th century British artist John Piper (1903-92), and made by Patrick Reyntiens (b. 1925).

Price: £4


Featured Books

Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work

by Nicola Gordon Bowe

Published by Four Courts Press, 2015.
Hardback, 508pp, colour illustrations throughout.

Wilhelmina Geddes (1887–1955) was a vital figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts movement and the 20th-century British stained glass revival – a medieval-modernist painter of rare intellect, skill and aesthetic integrity. On her death she was described as ‘the greatest stained glass artist of our time’ but since then she has been largely forgotten.

This account aims to bring Geddes, her world and her work to the wider audience that she deserves. Concentrating on the remarkable stained glass for which she is best known but also including other media such as printmaking and textiles, this study draws on hitherto-unpublished primary sources and images to fully celebrate Geddes’ remarkable artistic achievement. Nicola Gordon Bowe is associate fellow at the National College of Art & Design and has lectured and published widely on the applied arts and design. Her publications include The Arts and Crafts Movements in Dublin and Edinburgh with E.S. Cumming (1998); Harry Clarke: the life and work (4th edition, 2012).

The Stained Glass Museum has some exclusive signed copies of this book available to purchase from the Museum's shop. Price: £45.00


Arts & Crafts Stained Glass

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Published by Yale University Press, 2015.

Hardback, 354pp, 200 colour + 50 b/w illustrations. ISBN 9780300209709

A beautifully illustrated book based on three decades of research, this is the first study of the late-19th century Arts and Crafts movement and its influence on stained glass in Britain and America. Pioneeriing artist and teacher Christopher Whall (1849-1924) and his many pupils - both men and women - form the focus of this book. The intensely colourful and inventive stained glass made by these artists is explored within the context of the Arts and Crafts movement, and we learn about the evolving materials and techniques of glassmaking and stained glass during this period. Peter Cormack is a noted scholar of 19th and 20th century British and American stained glass, WIlliam Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Now available to purchase from the Museum's shop. Price: £50.00


Stained Glass from Welsh Churches

by Martin Crampin

Published by Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf, 2014.

Hardback, 341pp, 795+ colour illustrations. ISBN 9781847718259

This book is a wonderful follow up from the online databases Imaging the Bible in Wales and Stained Glass in Wales, produced by Crampin at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. Stained Glass from Welsh Churches is a fantastic introduction to the variety of stained glass in Wales, from the late medieval period to present day. It is a wonderful affordable survey of a nation's stained glass heritage, accompanied with very high quality photographs taken by the author. Read a full review of the book by Neil Moat in Vidimus 82.

Now available to purchase from the Museum's shop. Price: £29.95.



Unique Glass Gifts

The Museum sells a range of unique handmade glass gifts. Artists currently represented in our Museum shop include: Ann Benwell, Althea Braithwaite, Yvonne Freeborn, Sarah Hunt, Flora Jamieson, Deborah Lowe, Mark Palmer, Lesley Ramos, June Ridley, Alison Tait. We also hold regular exhibitions of contemporary glass too. For more information see our Exhibitions page.


Calling Artists

Do you make stained glass or items that might be suitable to sell in our shop? Please contact our Shop Manager by email or phone 01353 660347





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