WHAT'S ON AT THE MUSEUM


The museum has a lively programme of events open to all. Please see below for what's on at the museum.

'Tinker, Tailor...' Exhibition
2 Dec. 2020 - 25 Aug. 2021


Event category: Exhibition

Price: Free with museum entry (Friends: FREE)
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
2 December 2020 - 29 May 2021

The new series of work by stained glass artist Rachel Mulligan was inspired by the old fortune-telling rhyme Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man or thief?

During Lockdown Rachel was reminded of two sketches she had made almost 20 years ago of stained glass panels illustrating Tailor and Soldier. She posted the sketches on Instagram and discovered they were made in the 1930s by Charles Paine and Daisy Luther and that panels illustrating Tinker and Sailor also existed. While sketching them Rachel began thinking about how the theme could be retold with a contemporary twist to reflect the tremendous effort of the community during the Covid crisis. From the building of the Nightingale hospitals to the cleaners in care homes, and from Thursday night clapping to supporting those people who suddenly had no income, the eight panels reflect daily life in 2020.

Rachel is inspired by Medieval art and storytelling. Her work is usually very detailed but in these panels she was emulating the pared back, graphic style of the 1930’s originals. During the summer she travelled to Lamberts in Germany so she could select the right mouth-blown glass for the project. The glass has been engraved, painted and stained. Having finished work on the stained glass Rachel then revisited her printmaking past and turned the designs into a series of linocuts, the first she has made in 25 years. Rachel is delighted to be showcasing the new work at the Stained Glass Museum in Ely. It is an inspiring place to visit with so many beautiful and historic panels housed in a stunning location.
Suitable for ages: All
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Drop-In Craft Sessions for families
27 Jul. 2021 1230-1530


Event category: Family Activity

Price: Free + Museum Entry
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Come to our museum and access one of our free trails and have some fun making crafts with the Learning Team.

We have trails suitable for all ages and the family

No pre-booking required.
Suitable for ages: All the family
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


SG Mini Mornings - Desert Island
3 Aug. 2021 10:00-11:30

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: 2.00
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
£2 per child which includes a drink and biscuit for adults and children and craft materials.
Craft (1030-1100)
StoryTime (1100-1130)

Session also includes free play.

The session takes place in the museum gallery
which I accessed via a stone spiral staircase of approximately 40 steps. Buggy park and toilet facilities available on the ground floor of the Cathedral.

Last admittance 10:15.

Attendance limited to one child/one parent per ticket.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for ages: 3-6
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Drop-In Craft Sessions for families
3 Aug. 2021 1230-1530


Event category: Family Activity

Price: Free + Museum Entry
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Come to our museum and access one of our free trails and have some fun making crafts with the Learning Team.

We have trails suitable for all ages and the family

No pre-booking required.
Suitable for ages: All the family
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
7 Aug. 2021 10:00-5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. In this workshop you will learn traditional painting techniques using a vitreous pigment and silver stain. You will work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different decorative effects and shading in both wet and dry matts, in between glass firings, to produce your own piece of painted glass to take home.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


SG Mini Mornings - Farming
10 Aug. 2021 10:00-11:30

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: 2.00
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
£2 per child which includes a drink and biscuit for adults and children and craft materials.
Craft (1030-1100)
StoryTime (1100-1130)

Session also includes free play.

The session takes place in the museum gallery
which i accessed via a stone spiral staircase of approximately 40 steps. Buggy park and toilet facilities available on the ground floor of the Cathedral.

Last admittance 10:15.

Attendance limited to one child/one parent per ticket.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Suitable for ages: 3-6
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Drop-In Craft Sessions for families
10 Aug. 2021 1230-1530


Event category: Family Activity

Price: Free + Museum Entry
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Come to our museum and access one of our free trails and have some fun making crafts with the Learning Team.

We have trails suitable for all ages and the family

No pre-booking required.
Suitable for ages: All the family
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Children's Glass Fusing: Level 1
17 Aug. 2021

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: 10.00
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
The session leader will explain the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing, explaining the various terms and stages used in fusing glass. The techniques you will be introduced to will include fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Young people will get to work on their design and make small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings. The session leader will provide examples of the different techniques, processes, fittings and results for students to handle and examine, but the emphasis of the workshop will remain on the creative designs that the young people can achieve by themselves, ensuring that everyone will have a rewarding time.

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for ages: 7+
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Family Fusing
17 Aug. 2021 1330

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Family Activity

Price: 36.00 (pays for 3 places)
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
The session leader will explain the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing, explaining the various terms and stages used in fusing glass. The techniques you will be introduced to will include fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Young people will get to work with family members on their design and make small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings. The session leader will provide examples of the different techniques, processes, fittings and results for participants to handle and examine, but the emphasis of the workshop will remain on the creative designs that the young people and their family members can achieve by themselves, ensuring that everyone will have a rewarding time.

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.

Ticket Price allows for unit of 3 people: that could be an adult and 2 children or 2 adults and a child.
Suitable for ages: 7+ (All the family)
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Children's Glass Fusing: Level 1
26 Aug. 2021 - 17 Aug. 2021


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: 10.00
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
The session leader will explain the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing, explaining the various terms and stages used in fusing glass. The techniques you will be introduced to will include fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Young people will get to work on their design and make small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings. The session leader will provide examples of the different techniques, processes, fittings and results for students to handle and examine, but the emphasis of the workshop will remain on the creative designs that the young people can achieve by themselves, ensuring that everyone will have a rewarding time.

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
Suitable for ages: 7+
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Family Fusing
26 Aug. 2021 1330 - 17 Aug. 2021


Event category: Family Activity

Price: 36.00 (pays for 3 places)
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
The session leader will explain the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing, explaining the various terms and stages used in fusing glass. The techniques you will be introduced to will include fusing clear and coloured glass using fritt, confetti, stringers, noodles and some metal inclusions, with special emphasis on the construction of designs. Young people will get to work with family members on their design and make small glass items of their choice, such as tiles, coasters, jewellery or decorative hangings. The session leader will provide examples of the different techniques, processes, fittings and results for participants to handle and examine, but the emphasis of the workshop will remain on the creative designs that the young people and their family members can achieve by themselves, ensuring that everyone will have a rewarding time.

Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place on the following day because someone needs to be on the premises during firing. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.

All young people must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.

Ticket Price allows for unit of 3 people: that could be an adult and 2 children or 2 adults and a child.
Suitable for ages: 7+ (All the family)
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
4 Sep. 2021 10:00-5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. In this workshop you will learn traditional painting techniques using a vitreous pigment and silver stain. You will work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different decorative effects and shading in both wet and dry matts, in between glass firings, to produce your own piece of painted glass to take home.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Half-Day Glass Fusing Workshop
10 Sep. 2021 1:00 - 4:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £49 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Make coloured textures glass pictures and small 3D glass sculptures.

Create beautiful textured glass pictures and 3D mini glass sculptures with a range of different glass textures and colours.
After firing, your pictures, will have squared and textured surfaces and can be used as sun catchers or ornaments.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Leading and Glazing Workshop
11 Sep. 2021 10:00 - 4:30

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Old Dispensary, 13 St. Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER
In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Two Day Painting & Glazing Workshop
17 Sep. 2021 10:00-4:30 - 18 Sep. 2021


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £190 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

At this workshop you’ll work with two different expert tutors who will guide you through the process of designing and painting your own painted glass panel, which will form the centre piece of a larger leaded glass panel you’ll take home with you at the end of the two days. This unique workshop will take place in two historic buildings in Ely, firstly the museum located within the magnificent Ely Cathedral, after which you’ll head to the historic Old Dispensary, opened in 1865 to serve the people of Ely.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Screenprinting on Glass Workshop (Heaven and Earth)
24 Sep. 2021 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Screen-printing on mouth-blown glass. No prior experience required.

A day of print celebrating Ely cathedral as a place of worship and inspiration, making collaged prints from a wide selection of images taken in and around the cathedral.

You will screen print using traditional glass paints and enamels and kiln fire these onto glass - building up layers to create stunning one-off works of art, which will be kiln-fired onto the glass making something that will last for years to come. We will also make elegant oak display stands to help display your artworks.

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Screenprinting on Glass Workshop (Climate Change)
25 Sep. 2021 10:00 - 5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book

Screen printing on glass. No prior experience required.

A day of print focusing on powerful imagery taken from climate change protests and species endangered by climate change.

We will screen print using traditional glass paints and enamels on to hand-made, mouth-blown glass - building up layers to create stunning one-off works of art, which will be kiln-fired onto the glass making something that will last for years to come. We will also make elegant oak display stands to help display your artworks.

The workshop will have a maximum of six students, allowing for ample individual as well as group tuition.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Glass Painting Workshop
1 Oct. 2021 10:00-5:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL
Book

The art of painting on glass was mastered in the medieval period. Over the following centuries, stained glass artists have used painting techniques to draw with line and light, to create depth and detail, and to control the atmospheric quality of light’s transmission through glass.
In this practical workshop, glass artist Derek Hunt will teach traditional painting techniques. Using vitreous pigment and silver stain on clear glass, students learn to work with a variety of brushes, sticks, quills and sponges to create different effects and shading in both wet and dry matts. Glass work will be fired at intervals throughout the workshop, and ready to take home at the end of the day.



Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
details...


Leading and Glazing Workshop
16 Oct. 2021 10:00 - 4:30

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Old Dispensary, 13 St. Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER
In our leading workshops, participants are introduced to the techniques used to make a decorative glass panel, including glass cutting, leading, soldering and glazing (cementing). After you've chosen your design, you will be taken through each step of the construction process and will practise the glazing techniques before making your own panel to take home.
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Glass Fusing Workshop
23 Oct. 2021 10:00 - 4:00


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Book a Place

Make small hangings decorations, free standing ornaments and jewllery.

Create colourful animals, plants, birds or small pictures and more by learning to cut more complicated glass shapes with a range of coloured glasses, rods and powders . You may want to hang your pieces which could be jewellery or decorations so you will learn how to make fixings.

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Copper Foiling Workshop
6 Nov. 2021 10:00 - 5:00

*** FULLY BOOKED *** Please contact us for waiting list


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £95 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: Lighthouse center,13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG
The copper foiling technique, popularised by Tiffany in the 1890s, is ideal for making decorative panels, sun catchers and mirrors. Copper tape and solder are used to create a seam joining the pieces of glass. A choice of patterns will be provided and a selection of coloured and textured glass will be available for you to make your final piece to take home


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347



Refunds & Cancellation Policy


For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change.

For cancellations made between 14 and 28 days in advance we will offer a 50% refund or allow one free date change.

For cancellations made less than 14 days in advance we are unable to offer a refund or date change on workshop places, although you are welcome to transfer the booking to someone else.

If a date change has already been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.

We are unable to refund workshops paid for using workshops vouchers.

Please bear in mind that the Stained Glass Museum is a charity and in order to operate successfully it’s important that we adhere to this policy.

Cancellation of courses by the Museum
Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel workshops. If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you by phone or email as soon as possible before the workshop is held. You will be offered either a full refund or the option to transfer their booking to an alternative date/workshop.

Please note The Stained Glass Museum is not liable for any costs associated with travel or accommodation. Please bear this in mind when booking travel or accommodation in advance.




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