The Stained Glass Museum is a unique attraction and popular destination for visiting groups. If you'd like to visit The Stained Glass Museum as a group, please get in contact with using the form below.

Group Admission prices

Groups of 10 or more adults/students (under 16) are eligible for reduced group admission of £5.50 per adult but must book in advance. (Please note tour fees also apply if you are booking a guided tour).
For groups of children and young people please see our Learning page

Access and group size

The museum is located on an upper level of Ely Cathedral and the only access is via a staircase of 40 steps. Find out more about Access. As the main gallery is narrow, in order to protect the collection and enable you to have the best visit possible, we can only accommodate groups of 15 (maximum) at one time. We request that larger groups are split into smaller groups of up to 15. Entrance to the Stained Glass Museum can be staggered. If you are combining your visit with another attraction in Ely, such as Ely Cathedral, Ely Museum, or Oliver Cromwell House, groups can be split.

Guided Tours for Groups

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Guided Tours for groups (maximum 15 persons in one group) are available via prior arrangement only, and can greatly enhance your visit to the Museum. Please complete the enquiry form above or contact us by phone or email. Please note that additional tour fees apply and tours depend on guide availability. We aim to make your visit as enjoyable as possible by understanding your requirements and catering for your needs.

General Introductory Tours
A 30-40 minute introduction to the museum's collection, the techniques of stained glass through the ages.
Up to 15 people (in one group): £25 for guided tour
16-30 people (divided in two groups): £45 for the two guided tours (on same day)

Curatorial Tours
A 40min-1 hour specialist tour giving insight into the museum's collection and the history of stained glass through the ages, tailored to your group's interests.
Up to 15 people (in one group): £40 for guided tour
Up to 30 people (divided in two groups): £75 for the two guided tours (on same day)

Behind the Scenes Tours
A 1.5 hour specialist tour combining the Curatorial Tour with a tour behind-the-scenes to see objects not on display in our reserve collection.
Up to 15 people (in one group): £75 for guided tour
Up to 30 people (divided in two groups): £150 for the two guided tours (on same day)

"I wanted to write and thank you for the welcome you gave us. All of us had a wonderful time and I am sure many of the group will be returning!" Group Leader, Visit April 2022

"Many, many thanks for your excellent talk and tour of the Stained Glass Museum last Friday. You were inspirational! " Group Leader, Circle of Art, visited July 2022

Group visit safeguarding information: Safeguarding Policy

What we offer

Friends of the Museum and Art Fund members go free
Groups are divided into small intimate tours
Optional guided tours(pre-booked only), Tuesday-Friday (tour fees apply)
Special Curatorial tours (pre-booked only), Tuesday-Friday led by the Curator and (where available) including the reserve collection (tour fees apply)
Unguided visits throughout the week

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Make a day of it - the Ely Experience

The Stained Glass Museum is located inside Ely Cathedral and there is plenty to do in the building to fill a day’s itinerary. Nearby attractions include Ely Museum, Babylon Gallery and Oliver Cromwell’s House (all within walking distance). The Museum is also a 15 minute train ride, or 30 minutes drive from Cambridge, and can easily be combined with a visit to one of Cambridge’s many attractions.

Have a break
Although the museum does not have a café, Ely Cathedral’s Almonry Restaurant located in the Cathedral grounds is also very close by. There are a number of coffee shops and cafés in the city, within 5-10 minute walking distance.

School Visits

For enquiries please contact our Learning Officer by email or telephone 01353 660347


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

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