The Stained
Glass Museum

Family Fun Day - Saturday 30 March 2019

The Stained Glass Museum turns 40 - Come and celebrate with us!

Family FUn Day Poster

On Saturday 30 March 2019 the Stained Glass Museum will celebrate 40 years of opening to the public!

To celebrate this landmark birthday, entry to the museum will be FREE all day on Saturday 30 March  during our Family Fun Day.*

A range of activities suitable for all the family will also be taking place throughout the day. Whether you are revisiting this unique collection, or visiting for the first time, come and be inspired and learn something new.

Activities include:
•             Glass Painting Demos – 10.30am – 12.30am and 2.00pm – 3.00pm (ground floor)
•             Gallery Tours (lasting 15-20 minutes) – 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm (upper level)
•             Behind-the-Scene Tours (lasting 10-15 minutes) – 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm (upper level)
•             Crafts and stories
•             Explore the museum with your family using our trails, audio guides, light box activities, and discovery bags throughout the day (upper level).

Numbers on tours may be limited for health & safety reasons - first come first served

*Please note free entry applies to The Stained Glass Museum only

Accessibility: The Stained Glass Museum is located on an upper level of Ely Cathedral known as the south triforium in the south triforium of Ely Cathedral. Accessibility: some activities will take place in the Stained Glass Museum (accessed by 40 steps) whilst other activities will take place on the ground floor.

Study Weekend 2019

The Stained Glass Museum

Study Weekend 2019 - West (Riding) of Yorkshire

Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 April 2019

Wragby churchBOOKING NOW OPEN!

The Stained Glass Museum's 18th Annual Study Weekend will take place 25-28 April 2019 in West Yorkshire, where we will explore the county boroughs of Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, and Wakefield, from our base in Bradford.

Anticipated visits will include Thornhill parish church (with a number of 15th century English stained glass windows); Normanton (featuring a wide range of medieval glass collected by Thomas Ward of Ward and Hughes); Wragby (with 400+ panels of 16th-18th century Swiss panels); Leeds Minster (16th century continental glass and several interesting early 19th century windows); Halifax Minster (an array of 19th century windows); and Bradford Cathedral (with early Morris glass designed by Burne-Jones, Rossetti and Ford Maddox Brown, as well as 20th century windows by A.J. Davies and Moira Forsyth).

The Museum's Study Weekend is open to all, and is a fantastic opportunity to explore stained glass in situ in a different region with like-minded people. No specialist knowledge or background in stained glass is required! Visits are guided and notes are provided on the sites visited.

Don't miss our - book your place now! Download Booking Form

We will be staying at the Midland Hotel, in central Bradford, built between 1885 and 1890 by the Midland Railway Company. The hotel is adjacent to Bradford Forster Square rail station and just 10 minutes’ walk from Bradford Interchange. Free car parking for guests is available.

The 2019 Study Weekend is co-organised by Jasmine Allen (Curator, The Stained Glass Museum) and Chris Parkinson (author of forthcoming CVMA volume on Essex). We will be joined by Brian Sprakes, author of The Medieval Stained Glass in South Yorkshire, who is currently working on a CVMA volume of West Yorkshire.

Prices (per person)

£450 Residential single occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)
£400 Residential double/twin occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)

Non-residential spaces subject to availablility.

All prices include: coach travel and entrance fees to sites (where applicable), guiding, guide-receiving headset and a conference pack with site notes.

STUDY WEEKEND CANCELLATION POLICY an administration fee of £100 will be charged in the event of cancellation before 1 April 2019. There will be no refund if you cancel on/after 1 April 2019


Student/Graduate Bursary Applications Now Open

Applications for the Student/Graduate Bursary place on the 2019 Study Weekend are now available. This year we have opened up applications to those currently studying, or within two years of completing studies.

Application Deadline: Thursday 28 February 2019

Download Application Form (MS Word)



Cancellation Policy - General Events

The Stained Glass Museum operates a cancellation policy for events bookings (for cancellation of workshop bookings please see our Cancellation Policy).

Refunds & Cancellations
For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance we offer a full refund of your ticket price.
For cancellations made between 14 and 28 days in advance we will offer a 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 14 days in advance we are unable to offer a refund, although you are welcome to transfer your event booking to someone else.

Please bear in mind that the Stained Glass Museum is a registered charity (No.1169842) and in order to operate successfully it’s important that we adhere to this policy.

Cancellation of events by the Museum
Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel events. If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you by phone or email as soon as possible before the event. You will be offered a full refund. Please note The Stained Glass Museum is not liable for any costs associated with travel or accommodation. Please bear this in mind when booking travel or accommodation in advance.

Events Archive

The Stained Glass Museum runs a variety of events throughout the year.

Click here to read about past events.




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