The Stained
Glass Museum

Visiting Us

Location and Accessibilitymap

The Stained Glass Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It is accessed by a stone spiral staircase (40 stairs). For those unable to access the museum a touch screen virtual visit is available on the ground floor.View a map of Ely.

By Train:
Ely is under 70 minutes by rail from London, and 15-20 minutes from Cambridge. The Stained Glass Museum is a 15 minute walk from Ely rail station. There is a taxi rank outside the station.

By Car:
Ely is situated on the A10 north of Cambridge. There is a large free car park within 300 yards of the Cathedral. Parking in Ely.

Get directions to The Stained Glass Museum in Ely Cathedral.

Opening HoursStained Glass Museum shop

Monday - Saturday    10:30-5:00      (Last Admission 4:30)

Sundays                     12:00-4:30      (Last Admission 4:00)

Annual Closures: Good Friday, 25 December, 26 December

Temporary Closures: Please note that the Museum is located in a working Cathedral building, and occasionally has to close for special events and services. Please check here for temporary closures, or phone in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment.

South Nave Aisle Roof Repairs 2017-2018

Due to major repairs to the south nave aisle roof, the Stained Glass Museum will be closed to the public for four and a half weeks between: Monday 14 August 2017 - Wednesday 13 September 2017. We hope to open our doors again on Thursday 14 September 2017.

AdmissionsStained Glass Museum

Adults                     £4.50

Concessions            £3.50           (seniors and full-time students)

Children under 16    Free            (when accompanied by a paying adult)

Joint Admission

Joint tickets for admission into both the Cathedral and Stained Glass Museum are available to purchase from the ground floor Cathedral admission desks. For current prices see the Ely Cathedral website.

Free admission to the SGM is available to

  • Friends of the Stained Glass Museum
  • Friends of Ely Cathedral and The Order of St Etheldreda
  • Art Fund Members
  • Museum Association Members

Group Visits

Discounted entry is available for groups of 10+

Guided tours are also available for pre-booked groups.

School Visits: please contact us by email or telephone 01353 660 347

Researchers: The Museum's reference library and reserve collection can be visited via prior appointment. Please contact the Curator.

Photography: Photography is permitted in the main gallery for personal use only, providing that you adhere to the stipulations outlined in our Photography Policy.


  Last edited: Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 14:08