The Stained
Glass Museum


Visit Information and Bookings

All groups must book in advance, even if conducting a self-guided visit.

Teachers are welcome and encouraged to make a free pre-visit to The Stained Glass Museum prior to visiting with a group. Please contact the Learning Officer to book a suitable time.

Bookings can be made with the Learning Officer on 01353 660 347 or by emailing

Location and Travel

The Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It is accessed by a stone spiral staircase (40 stairs). For those unable to access the Museum, a touchscreen virtual tour is available on the ground floor.

There are coach drop-off bays directly outside the main doors of the Cathedral (CB7 4DL). Further bays and long term coach parking are available in Barton Road Car Park (CB7 4DX) which is only a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral.

Adult Supervision

We recommend the following ratio of adults to children:

  • 1:6 for children of seven years and under
  • 1:10 for children of eight years and above

In line with national guidelines, we reserve the right to refuse entry when the level of adult supervision falls short of a ratio of 1:15.


Toilet and lunch facilities are shared with Ely Cathedral.

Groups are very welcome to visit our shop, please request this at the point of booking. You can also pre-order ready-assembled souvenir goody bags, please ask for more information when you book.

School Cancellation Policy

For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance there will be no charge.
For cancellations made between 7 and 28 days in advance there will be a 50% charge, or one free date change.
For cancellations made less than 7 days in advance 100% of the booked activity will be charged, or we will allow one free date change.
If a date change has already been requested we cannot offer a refund on any subsequent cancellation and the full amount will be charged.
Please bear in mind that The Stained Glass Museum is a registered charity (No.1169842) and in order to operate successfully it is important that we adhere to this policy.

Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel a booking.  If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you as soon as possible.  You will be offered the option to transfer the booking to an alternative date/workshop, or to cancel your booking without charge.
Please note that The Stained Glass Museum cannot take responsibility for travel or other costs.

Risk Assessment and Safeguarding

A copy of our Risk Assessment Advice for Teachers will be sent with your booking confirmation. This is a guide only and is not intended to replace your own risk assessment or any paperwork you are required to complete for your school. We encourage you to share copies of your risk assessment with all of your accompanying adults.

View our Safeguarding Policy


Photography of students participating in our workshops is encouraged. If you have great images of your visit we would love to see them - please share them on our Facebook page and Twitter.


Your feedback helps us to improve and expand the educational programming that we offer. We will send you a short evaluation form by email after your visit.

What we offer


Last edited: Friday, 26 October, 2018 15:24

Privacy & Security