Now open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm (last admission at 3:30pm)
Stained Glass Museum only
Ely Cathedral + Stained Glass Museum
Children under 16: Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)
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
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm (last admission 3:30pm)
We also be open on the following Bank Holidays in 2022:
Monday 2 May 2022
Thursday 2 June 2022
Monday 29 August 2022
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.
Closures for 2022/2023:
25 December 2022 Christmas Day
26 December 2022 Boxing Day
27 December 2022 Christmas Day (Substitute Day)
1 January 2023 New Year's Day
2 January New Year's Day 2023 (Substitute Day)
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.
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
Preparing for your Visit
From 25 May, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm visitors can find out more about our collection from one of our team who will shine a 'spotlight' on one of the stained glass artworks on display. Spotlights are free for visitors who have already paid admission. There is no need to pre-book.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
To protect our staff, volunteers and visitors we continue to ask people to wear masks when entering the Museum. Those exempt from wearing a face covering, for age, health or disability reasons, in line with NHS guidelines, are still welcome.
Please see our Visiting FAQ page to find out more about your visit.
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm (last admission 3:30pm)
Children under 16 free
Children under 16 free
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The Stained Glass Museum is an independent accredited museum and registered charity no. 1169842.
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