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

Showing events in November 2022

Masterpieces and pattern books of leaded panels: the Ulrix manuscript
2 Nov. 2022 7pm

Event category: Talk /Tour

Price: 7.50 (Friends: 6.50)
Location: Online
In December 2019, a curious manuscript was sold at auction in Brussels. It was described as a pattern book for clear, leaded windows, probably originating from the city of Tongeren (located in the current Belgium) and dating from the late 17th, early 18th century. Based on an inscription, the book was drawn by a certain Severinus Ulrix, hence its current name: the Ulrix manuscript.

It contains seventy-seven drawings of repeated geometrical patterns, as well as several notes referring to glaziers’ invoices. Most interesting is that some of the designs are almost identical to drawings in similar glaziers’ documents that are kept in Belgian and Dutch archives and museums.

Furthermore, all these manuscripts date from the same period: the 17-18th centuries. This is no coincidence, as important evolutions in glazing happened in this period: the market for stained and leaded windows changed drastically, which was reflected in the glaziers’ job as well as in the guilds’ practices. Therefore, the webinar will take the Ulrix manuscript as a starting point to talk about the system of the glaziers’ guilds and the historical evolution of the non-painted leaded-glass window in the Low Countries in the Early Modern Period.

SG Minis: Colours and Fireworks
2 Nov. 2022 10:00-11:30

Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum

Come and join us for the first Wednesday of the month for informal fun in our beautiful setting. Enjoy crafts, rhymes and stories linked to the theme. Explore our light box and interactive toys and meet new friends, all whilst relaxing with a drink and a biscuit.

Story time will be under one of our beautiful stained glass windows.

All pre-schoolers welcome.

Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com

Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
5 Nov. 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

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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