Now open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-3.30pm
Stained Glass Museum only
Ely Cathedral + Stained Glass Museum
Our team at The Stained Glass Museum have discussed the government’s easing of restrictions, and have decided that from Monday 19 July all our existing safety measures will remain in place, including the wearing of facemasks (unless exempt). To find out more about changes we have made to the museum, and any additional safety measures we have put in place during the pandemic, please read our guidance for visitors and Visiting FAQ pages
Location and Accessibility
The Stained Glass Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It occupies a space in the south triforium, an upper level of the cathedral. Access is by a stone spiral staircase (40 stairs) 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
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 3.30pm
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.
Children under 16: Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)
SGM If you are visiting The Stained Glass Museum only, tickets can be purchased in advance online from Art Tickets.
SGM + EC If you are visiting both 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
Please show your relevant membership card to gain free entry
Preparing for your Visit
Please see our Visiting FAQ page to find out more about your visit and the new procedures we have in place for our visitors.
We are currently not running any guided visits or tours to comply with social distancing.
Group Visits: If you are planning to visit as part of a group please contact us first, as we are currently restricting numbers due to the size of our gallery. Guided tours are also available for pre-booked groups. Group Visits Information
School Visits: We welcome visits from schools, colleges and other educational groups. Please contact our Learning Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01353 660347
Other Visitor Information
Toilets: Please note there are no toilets in the Stained Glass Museum, but toilet facilities are available on the ground floor of Ely Cathedral.
Dogs:We are a dog-friendly museum. Well-behaved dogs are permitted in the museum, when accompanied by their responsible owners!
Bags: The museum does not permit large bags in the museum gallery, in order to protect its collections.
Activities for children: The museum has a selection of Discovery bags as well as a family-friendly children's area with an interactive lightbox. Children's trails are available during school holidays.
Photography: Photography is permitted in the main gallery for personal use only, providing that you adhere to the stipulations outlined in our Photography Policy.
Researchers: The Museum's reference library and reserve collection can be visited via prior appointment. Please make an appointment with the Curator.
Other Visitor Information
Children under 16 free
Tweets by The Stained Glass Museum, Ely
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Wed, 02 Dec 'Tinker, Tailor...' Exhibition
Temporary exhibition - new works by Rachel Mulligan inspired by covid-19details...
Tue, 03 Aug SG Mini Mornings - Desert Island
Storytelling and Craft Session for 3-6 year olds.details...
Tue, 17 Aug Children's Glass Fusing: Level 1
Suitable for beginners, this workshop focuses on learning how to cut glass to create your own kiln-fired artwork.details...
Tue, 17 Aug Family Fusing
An inter-generational introduction to glass fusing. You and your child will work side-by-side to each create your own unique pieces of kiln-fired art.details...