Welcome to the Learning Page for Families!

We are reopening our museum on Tuesday 18th May.
Our gallery will also be accessible for families (in compliance with social distancing rules).

We will still have a learning and storytelling area (albeit slightly reduced), with a light box and resources from our Discovery bags including some museum trails. In line with our COVID-19 Policy the Learning area will have a sanitisation station which we encourage users to use before and after engaging with our learning materials.

Looking ahead, we also will be reintroducing in-person SG Mini's for Early Years, Art Unlocked for ages 8-11 and 12-16 plus a host of family fusing and glass painting workshops.

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Digital offers for Families

Sunrise Stories

The Stained Glass Museum's Learning department presents Sunrise Stories. Storytelling for ages 6+ inspired by panels from our collection.

Sunrise Stories - Afia and the Magic Ship (15:44)

In the Gallery

Our museum is family-friendly all year round. In the gallery there is a selection of 'Explorer' and 'Professor Colour' Discovery bags as well as a family-friendly children's area with an interactive lightbox. Children's trails are available during school holidays. During the school holidays we have a range of activities designed especially for families.

Crafts at The Stained Glass Museum  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Crafts at The Stained Glass Museum

What's On for Families

Holiday Activities and Events

Children's Glass Fusing
The Stained Glass Museum runs glass fusing workshops for children at two levels. Level 1 is designed for beginners, and Level 2 for those who would like to develop their glass fusing skills.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Our SGMinis sessions are held monthly for under 5's, their older siblings and parents/carers. Each 1.5 hour drop-in session (10:30am-12:00pm) has a different theme and includes a themed story and craft session, as well as creative play.
Upcoming SGMinis sessions
SGMinis are £2 per child, to cover craft costs, including refreshments for all.
No booking required; drop-in during advertised times.

Safeguarding: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times when attending our workshops.

Access: All of our workshops take place in the museum which is accessed via a stone spiral staircase of approximately 40 steps. Buggy park and toilet facilities available on the ground floor of the Cathedral.

Family fun at The Stained Glass Museum  (c) Stained Glass Museum

Family fun at The Stained Glass Museum

"Well organised and very knowledgeable staff. Brilliant! Will be back for another class"
Parent, Glass Fusing Workshop Level 1, August 2018

"It was really fun and interesting to learn something new"
Child, Glass Fusing Workshop Level 1, August 2018

"It was wonderful!"
Child, Glass Fusing Workshop Level 2, August 2018

"Well organised friendly activity. 5 stars."
Parent, Bead Buddies workshop, June 2017

"Great! Time consuming, but very worth it. My pockets were full of cute things to take home."
Child, Aged 10, Bead Buddies workshop, June 2017


From 18 May 2021
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3.30pm




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