The Stained
Glass Museum


In addition to the collections on display in the museum's main gallery, occasional temporary exhibitions display objects from the reserve collection or works by contemporary artists.

The Seven Ages of Man

A series of stained glass panels by Rachel Mulligan

Until March 2019

The Seven Ages of Man illustrate seven stages of life, from infancy to death. Inspired by the words of Shakespeare, the artist Rachel Mulligan made these panels as a personal tribute to her father, Jim Mulligan. His life is seen unfolding through the frame of a grapevine, and each scene is linked to a changing season.

These panels were made between 2015 and 2016 and first exhibited at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham in 2016.

Rachel Mulligan studied Fine Art at Coventry, and specialised in printmaking, before discovering stained glass. Artistry and craftsmanship are equally important to Rachel. She learns about stained glass by sketching historic and contemporary windows. Rachel designs and makes her windows using traditional techniques alongside new innovative techniques of her own.”I am rooted in the rich historical tradition of stained glass. It is challenging, fascinating and exciting to work with the same techniques and materials that have been used for nearly a thousand years.” In 2014 Rachel won the Surrey Artist of the Year award. Rachel is an Associate of the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP) and an active member of the BSMGP Council.

‘SGM40’: Celebrating 40 years of the Stained Glass Museum

29 March - 26 September 2019

This temporary exhibition shows the story of the museum’s development over 40 years, from the year the museum opened to the public in 1979 to now. The exhibition is in the main gallery and is included in your ticket price.

SGM40 Exhibition poster



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