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 July 2024

Layers: James Cockerill Screen Printing on Glass
1 Jun. 2024 - 28 Sep. 2024


Event category: Exhibition

Location: The Stained Glass Museum
This summer, we are delighted to be hosting the temporary exhibition Layers: James Cockerill Screen Printing on Glass

James Cockerill is a First Prize winner of the prestigious Stevens Architectural Glass Artist of the Year Award, and winner of the George and Evelyn Gee Prize for Craftsmanship. He is a Fine Art graduate and founder of HALTglass, through which he designs, makes, teaches, and provides consultancy on glass and print.

James specialises in combining traditional techniques with modern innovations to create striking, graphic works on glass. From his studio in Surrey, James’s art practice is constantly evolving through experimentation, with photography and silkscreen printing providing the foundation for his creative exploration. Layers of often ephemeral images from life and from media are printed onto glass then kiln fired into permanence.


SG Minis July Knights and Dragons.
3 Jul. 2024 10:00-11:30


Event category: Family Activity

Price: £3 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
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Come and join our toddler group on 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.
Suitable for babies and children up to 5 years old

Suitable for ages: Under 5's
Contact: learning@stainedglassmuseum.com
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Two Day Glass Stained Glass Workshop
19 Jul. 2024 10:00-4:00 - 20 Jul. 2024

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


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £250 per person including all materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum & Lighthouse Ely
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You begin the first day with your tutor by choosing your own panel design from a selection of patterns, known as ‘cartoons’. Then selecting the coloured glass for your painted areas, you will learn how to cut it to shape and your tutor will demonstrate how to size and score glass to make a break line, and how to grind the edges of the cut glass to achieve a precise shape. The remainder of the day will be spent learning how to apply the enamel paint using different paint techniques. Finished pieces will be kiln fired at intervals throughout the day.


During the second day, you will learn the leading, glazing and soldering techniques that will enable you to assemble your cut glass pieces into a single stained glass panel. Your tutor will demonstrate how to frame your cartoon with wood laths, forming a matrix into which lead calmes and glass can be inserted. You will be taught how to cut lead calmes, and how to open up their central channel to accommodate cut glass. Once you have fixed all of your glass pieces in lead, you will be shown how to use a soldering iron to bond the joints of lead. If you would like to be able to hang your panel, your tutor will help you solder a fixture to the lead. This is the final stage of the workshop, after which you will be able to take your stained glass panel home to enjoy!

Suitable for ages: 16+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Children's Summer Holiday Crafts: Glass Lantern Drop in session
24 Jul. 2024 10:00-12:00


Event category: Family Activity

Price: Donations welcome
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Come and join us at our drop in sessions. No need to book just turn up during the advertised times.

Using tissue paper, decorate your own beautiful stained glass inspired lantern from a glass jar to take home and display in the garden or hang up at home.

Suitable for all ages, a suggested donation of £1 per child is recommended to cover the cost of the materials
Suitable for ages: Suitable for all


Glass Fusing Workshop with Louise Haselgrove (Half Day)
26 Jul. 2024 10:00 - 12:30


Event category: Adult Workshop

Price: £60 per person including materials, equipment and tuition
Location: The Stained Glass Museum, South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
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During this 2.5 hour workshop, you will be shown the basics of glass fusing and learn to cut your own glass shapes.
You will then use this knowledge to create your own unique glass pieces, such as a pair of coasters, a set of bunting, or a suncatcher.

This is a hands-on workshop, with no previous experience necessary


Suitable for ages: 18+
Contact: 01353 660347
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Summer Holiday Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop for beginners
29 Jul. 2024 11:00-12:30


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £15 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
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This ticket admits 1 child (who must be accompanied by an adult). Space is limited in the workshop so we ask that ONLY ONE parent/carer accompanies child for the duration of the workshop. Suitable for ages: 7+
Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing glass. You will then work on your own design and make a 10cm x10cm glass piece.
Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place with in a week of the session. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.


Suitable for ages: 7+
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Summer Holiday Crafts: Children's Glass Fusing Workshop for beginners
29 Jul. 2024 1:30-3:00

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


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £15 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
Book
This ticket admits 1 child (who must be accompanied by an adult). Space is limited in the workshop so we ask that ONLY ONE parent/carer accompanies child for the duration of the workshop. Suitable for ages: 7+
Learn the principles and theory of glass cutting, fusing and firing glass. You will then work on your own design and make a 10cm x10cm glass piece.
Your glass will need to be kiln-fired after the workshop is finished. This process takes 24 hours and will usually takes place with in a week of the session. Once your fused artwork has been kiln-fired and cooled, we will contact you to let you know it is ready for collection.


Suitable for ages: 7+
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Children's Summer Holiday Crafts: Children's Acrylic Workshop
31 Jul. 2024 10:00-11:30

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


Event category: Children's Workshop

Price: £5 per child
Location: The Stained Glass Museum
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Come and join us at the Museum to look at a selection of our beautiful stained glass panels and choose ideas for your own window. We will then help you to turn your ideas into a beautiful 10cm x 10cm mini acrylic piece in our workshop using glass paints.


Suitable for ages: 7+
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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 workshop 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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