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.

Showing events in category Adult Workshop

Half-Day Glass Fusing Workshop
19 Jun. 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
Make small hanging decorations, free standing ornaments and jewellery.

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 will learn to make fixings so that you can hang your pieces to be used as jewellery or decorations.

Learning Outcomes

1. Learn to cut curved glass shapes
2. Learn how to make your work look more 3D
3. Learn how to use colour in glass fusing
4. Include thin glass rods and powders and special papers in your work
5. Learn how to make fixings for hanging and jewellery

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Leading and Glazing Workshop
26 Jun. 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 Painting Workshop
2 Jul. 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
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


Glass Fusing Workshop
9 Jul. 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
Make coloured tiles and small dishes.

Enjoy creating colourful designs with glass shapes that you will cut out. You will also use powders ,rods and special papers to create tiles which we will fire in our kiln. You can choose one of your tiles to be fired again over a mould to create a small dish and they can also be used as coasters or sun catchers.

Learning outcomes

1. Learn to cut glass
2. Learn how to construct a coloured glass tile
3. Learn how to use colour in glass fusing
4. Include thin glass rods and powders and special papers in your work
5. Learn how to make one or more of your tiles into a small shallow dish


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


Leading and Glazing Workshop
17 Jul. 2021 10:00 - 4:30


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 Painting Workshop
7 Aug. 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
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


Glass Painting Workshop
4 Sep. 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
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
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.

Learning Outcomes

1. Learn to cut class
2. Learn how to use different types of glass rods and powder
3. create a glass picture with a textured surface
4. Learn how to use colour in glass fusing
5. Create a small 3D glass sculpture
Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


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
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


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
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


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
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


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
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


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


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
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.

1. Learn to cut curved glass shapes
2. Learn how to make your work look more 3d
3. Learn how to use colour in glass fusing
4. Include thin glass rods and powders and special papers in your work
5. Learn how to make fixings for hanging and jewellery

Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347


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


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
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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