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

Showing events in July 2022

Stevens Competition Exhibition
1 Jul. 2022 - 6 Aug. 2022

Event category: Exhibition

Price: Free
Location: The Stained Glass Museum Shop
An exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stevens Architectural Glass Competition organised by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters on Glass. Featuring selected entries from the 2022 competition to design a window to commemorate the life and work of WWI poet Wilfred Owen for All Saints' Church, Dunsden, and previous prize winners from previous decades.

Free entry to exhibition in museum shop and entrance area. Usual admission charges apply to the main gallery.
Contact: 01353 660347

Two Day Glass Painting & Leading Workshop with Claire Hart
8 Jul. 2022 10:00-5:00 - 9 Jul. 2022

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

Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £240 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
On the first day, working from a selection of pre drawn pattern ideas, students will design their own panels and choose the areas that they would like to enhance with painted details. They will then choose the coloured glass for their painted areas, learn how to cut it to shape and spend the remainder of the day learning how to apply the enamelled paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be fired at intervals throughout the day.
On the second day students will choose and cut the glass for the remaining sections of their panels and then learn how to lead and solder the panel together.

Suitable for ages: 16+
Contact: 01353 660347

Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
23 Jul. 2022 10:00-5:00

Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £120 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. 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

Summer Holiday Crafts: Stained Glass Animals
27 Jul. 2022 10-12 & 1-3

Event category: Family Activity

Price: Donations welcome
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Using tissue paper, make your own stained glass inspired animal suncatcher to take home and display in your window!

Suitable for all ages, this workshop takes place at the Stained Glass Museum in the South Triforium of Ely Cathedral.

Donations on the day are welcome to cover the cost of the materials
Suitable for ages: Suitable for all

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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