THE STAINED GLASS MUSEUM
A national collection of stained glass from across Britain and Europe
The Stained Glass Museum, located in Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, has an inspirational collection of stained glass, from medieval to modern.
Discover the illuminating art of stained glass - a tradition which has been practised for more than 1,000 years.
Learn about the making of stained glass and the materials and techniques developed by artists and craftsmen through the ages.
Be inspired by beautiful examples ion the high gothic, renaissance, pictorial, gothic revival, Arts and Crafts, abstract and contemporary styles.
Explore a Unique Collection
The Stained Glass Museum's collection spans more than 800 years, from the medieval period to the present day.
Our museum is located in the upper levels of Ely Cathedral, a Grade-I listed medieval building. Over 125 original stained glass windows from across the UK and Europe are displayed in our main gallery.
Here, you can experience the art of stained glass up-close and enjoy a fascinating variety of images in both historic and modern styles.
Open all year round, learn about this unique craft with all the family.
Fri, 08 Mar Glass Painting Workshop
Create your own stained glass with expert tuition in the historic art of glass paintingdetails...
Sat, 09 Mar Copper Foiling Workshop
A copper foiling workshop with Claire Hart and Tracy Chamberlindetails...
Wed, 13 Mar A Spotlight on our Glass Heritage
– with the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, St Helen’s World of Glass and Stourbridge Glass Museum.details...
Wed, 20 Mar The Art of Glassblowing
‘Glass is just like the human spirit attempting to break free, creating areas of resistance, while still being overcome by the boundaries that confine it.’ – Chris Daydetails...
Tuesday -Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm (last admission 4:30pm)
Winter (1 November – 31 March)
Tuesday -Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm (last admission 3:30pm)