His Majesty King Charles III retains his patronage of The Stained Glass Museum
(13 May 2024)

Following His Majesty The King’s Accession in September 2022, a major review of more than 1,000 Royal Patronages and charity Presidencies has been undertaken. To mark anniversary of Their Majesties’ Coronation, the outcome of this review has been announced, and The Stained Glass Museum is amongst the charities to be retained.

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Blue Plaque Unveiled for William Holland of Warwick
(10 Apr. 2024)

Trustee, Suzanne Phillips Galloway, attended the unveiling of a blue plaque for 19th century stained glass artist William Holland of Warwick.

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Stained Glass Museum acquires new contemporary artwork by artist Pinkie Maclure
(5 Mar. 2024)

The Stained Glass Museum has expanded its collection of contemporary works with the recent acquisition of Beauty Tricks (2017), a stained glass artwork by Scottish artist Pinkie Maclure.

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'The Glass Heart Exhibition' at Two Temple Place, London
(18 Jan. 2024)

The Glass Heart Exhibition, Two Temple Place, LondonThe Glass Heart Exhibition, Two Temple Place, London
This bold new exploration of glass in the UK brings together for the very first time rarely seen works from key UK collections including The Stained Glass Museum, celebrating this remarkable material – unforgiving, fragile, strong, sustainable.

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Visit from Lucy Frazer, MP for South-East Cambs and Culture Secretary
(9 Aug. 2023)

MP for South-East Cambridgeshire Lucy Frazer visits The Stained Glass Museum to highlight the importance of the critically endangered craft of stained glass

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Museum Trustee, Prof. Sarah Brown is awarded the prestigious 2023 Plowden Medal for Conservation
(1 Aug. 2023)

We are delighted to hear that The Stained Glass Museum Trustee Prof. Sarah Brown has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Plowden Medal for Conservation, awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession.

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Augmented Reality Comes To The Stained Glass Museum
(5 Jul. 2023)

Explore the architectural context of some highlights from the museums collection in augmented reality. Read, listen and explore as you delve into the history of these panels and find out more about them.

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Stained glass joins 'red list' of endangered crafts
(18 May 2023)

Recently it was announced that historic stained glass window making is now classified as a critically endangered craft within the UK

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New Acquisition: Rosalind Grimshaw's Pictures of Violence
(18 Mar. 2023)

Stained Glass Museum acquires 1982 work by Rosalind Grimshaw for its permanent collection with funding from the Art Fund.

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SGM Collections now on Art UK
(9 Nov. 2022)

This month we launched a selection of the museum's collection on the growing digital platform Art UK.

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Community Stained Glass Artwork on display in Foleshill Library
(7 Oct. 2022)

An illuminated stained glass artwork made by members of the Foleshill Creates community earlier this year has been placed on permanent display at Foleshill Library, Coventry.

The artwork, which is inspired by some of the surviving fragments of medieval stained glass from the old Coventry Cathedral, was the result of a five-week project led by The Stained Glass Museum which participants learnt the traditional art of stained glass.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
(8 Sep. 2022)

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Stained Glass Museum acquires window designed by Irish Arts & Crafts artist Wilhelmina Geddes
(23 Feb. 2022)

Thanks to a successful bid at auction, supported by Art Fund and the Arts Council England / V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Stained Glass Museum has acquired the last window designed and cartooned by renowned Irish Arts & Crafts artist Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955). The Faith, Hope and Charity window was designed for the now deconsecrated St Paul’s Church, Battersea, London.

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New major Acquisition by contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley
(17 May 2021)

Kehinde Wiley, Saint Adelaide (2014)Kehinde Wiley, Saint Adelaide (2014)
The Stained Glass Museum is thrilled to announce a new major acquisition by American artist Kehinde Wiley. The larger-than-life portrait of a young black man in the place of a traditional saint has been placed on public display in time for the museum's reopening on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

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The Stained Glass Museum presents....'Sunrise Stories'
(15 Feb. 2021)

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

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Stained Glass Museum closes for second national lockdown
(4 Nov. 2020)

The Stained Glass Museum closes its doors on Wednesday 4 November 2020 for another nationwide lockdown.

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Window Wanderland success
(26 Oct. 2020)

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140 households and businesses across Ely created stunning illuminated window displays as part of the City’s first Window Wanderland event on the evenings of 23rd and 24th October.

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Museum receives Cultural Recovery Fund
(12 Oct. 2020)

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to have received a grant of £71,790 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund!

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Stained Glass Museum reopens after 5 months of closure!
(5 Aug. 2020)

We are delighted to announce that The Stained Glass Museum will reopen to the public from Wednesday 5 August 2020 with a number of safety measures in place.

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Emergency Grant Funding secured
(15 Jun. 2020)

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to have been awarded emergency grant funding from The Arts Council and other funders to help see it through an extended period of closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Completion of the Resilient Heritage project, Windows onto the future, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
(5 Jun. 2020)

The Stained Glass Museum completed its 2-year National Lottery Heritage Funded project 'Windows onto the future: investigating options for a resilient and sustainable Stained Glass Museum' in May 2020.

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New acquisiton - a gift from Canterbury Cathedral
(4 May 2020)

Museum Curator Jasmine Allen observing the Damson Tree test panel in Canterbury Cathedral StudiosMuseum Curator Jasmine Allen observing the Damson Tree test panel in Canterbury Cathedral Studios
Canterbury Cathedral’s world-renowned stained glass studio has gifted a beautiful contemporary glass panel designed by Hughie O'Donoghue RA to The Stained Glass Museum.

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The Stained Glass Museum and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(19 Mar. 2020)

The Stained Glass Museum temporarily closed to the public on 19 March, in response to the fast moving and changeable nature of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Glass Racks Appeal
(23 Dec. 2019)

We need your help!

Help us raise £30,000 to help preserve our growing collection of stained glass from across the UK.

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SGM wins a Museums in Cambridgeshire Award
(7 Dec. 2019)

Museums in Cambridgeshire AwardMuseums in Cambridgeshire Award
Stained Glass Museum wins award for Spotlight and Behind-the-Scenes Tours at the 2019 Museums in Cambridgeshire Awards

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Spitfires - New acquisition
(7 Dec. 2019)

Spitfires - 2019.2Spitfires - 2019.2
A stunning new 21st century acquisition, Spitfires has been gifted by internationally-renowned artist Brian Clarke to celebrate the museum's 40th anniversary of opening to the public.

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A Royal Visit for our 40th Birthday!
(8 Aug. 2019)

HRH Prince Charles, Patron of the Stained Glass Museum, visits to celebrate the museum's 40th birthday!

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Stained Glass Museum awarded funding for developing future plan
(9 Mar. 2018)

The Stained Glass Museum wins National Lottery support to investigate options for the museum's future development, with the aim of ensuring the museum is more accessible and resilient in the future.

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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)


Adults £6.00
Students (ID required) £5.50
Children under 16 free


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