A national collection of stained glass from across Britain and Europe

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The Stained Glass Museum, located in Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, has an inspirational collection of stained glass, from medieval to modern.

History Illuminated

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.



Opening hours

Summer (1 April – 31 October)
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)


The Stained Glass Museum is an independent accredited museum and registered charity no. 1169842.

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