PLAN YOUR VISIT
General Guidance for Visitors
Please follow our guidance during your visit, including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing and following the one-way route around the museum gallery.
To find out more about changes we have made to the museum, and any additional safety measures we have put in place, please see our Other Information and Visiting FAQ pages
Location and Accessibility
The Stained Glass Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It occupies a space in the south triforium on an upper level of the cathedral. Find out more about Access is by a stone spiral staircase of 40 steps from the south-west transept. For those unable to access the museum a touch screen virtual visit is available on the ground floor.
By Train: Ely is 1 hour 15 minutes by rail from London, and 15-20 minutes from Cambridge. The Stained Glass Museum is a 15 minute walk from Ely rail station. There is a taxi rank outside the station.
By Car: Ely is situated on the A10 north of Cambridge. There is a large free car park within 300 yards of the Cathedral. Parking in Ely
Annual Closures: Good Friday, 25 December, 26 December
Temporary Closures: Please note that the Museum is located in a working Cathedral building, and occasionally has to close for special events and services. Please check here for temporary closures, or phone in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment.
Adults: £4.50, Children under 16: Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)
Tickets to The Stained Glass Museum can be purchased at the museum. You do not need to book tickets in advance. However, if you are visiting Ely Cathedral and The Stained Glass Museum, joint tickets can be purchased in advance from Ely Cathedral see Ely Cathedral's website
Free entry to The Stained Glass Museum for:
● National Art Pass holders
● Museum Association members
● Friends of Ely Cathedral
● Friends of The Stained Glass Museum
There is no disabled access to the Museum. The Museum is on an upper level of a Grade-I listed medieval Cathedral and entrance is via a spiral staircase of 40 steps. If you suffer from any condition for which you would need additional help going up the stairs or using our facilities, please contact the museum prior to your visit to arrange for assistance. The museum staff are always happy to support our visitors in any way that they can. In addition, we have an induction loop available at our admission desk. For further details on access, please contact the Museum on 01353 660347 or e-mail us at email@example.com,
Other Visitor Information
Children under 16 free
Fri, 17 Sep British Society of Master Glass Painters Centenary Exhibition
A touring exhibition of contemporary stained glass panels to celebrate the Centenary of the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP), founded in 1921.details...
Sat, 25 Sep Screenprinting on Glass Workshop (Climate Change)
New for 2021 - a screenprinting on glass workshop with the artist James Cockerilldetails...
Wed, 29 Sep Kehinde Wiley's Stained Glass Art
Online talk by Stained Glass Museum Curator Jasmine Allendetails...
Fri, 01 Oct Glass Painting Workshop
Create your own stained glass with expert tuition in the historic art of glass paintingdetails...
Wed, 06 Oct Dating Nathan: The Oldest Stained Glass Window in England?
Online talk by Dr Laura Ware Adlingtondetails...
Wed, 06 Oct SG Mini Mornings - Autumn Adventure
Storytelling and Craft Session aimed at Under 5details...
Sat, 09 Oct Patterned Portrait Stunners with Jane Fellows
Explore our collection and learn how to create stunning patterned figures using the gelli plate printing methoddetails...
Wed, 13 Oct Irish Stained Glass: from An Túr Gloine to the present day
Online talk by David Carondetails...
Fri, 22 Oct Ely Window Wanderland 2021
Ely's Window Wanderland is back! Help us create a family-friendly after-dark walking trail of glowing windows this October.details...