The Stained Glass Museum offers a unique insight into the fascinating story of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for at least thirteen hundred years.

The Museum Trust was set up in the 1970s to rescue and preserve stained glass and now houses a national collection of British stained glass. An exhibition of the finest pieces gives visitors a chance to appreciate its beauty and history.

The Museum’s exhibits include an early 19th century stained-glass copy of a work by Raphael and an 18th century panel copied from a portrait by the artist Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Also on display is work by Morris & Co. 20th Century work includes pieces by John Piper, Brian Clarke and Evie Hone famous for work at Eton College Chapel .

A visit to the Museum will last approximately 40 minutes.

Children can design patterns with glass on a light box; there are trails and activity sheets.


Monday to Friday -10.30 – 5.00
Saturday – 10.30 – 5.30
Sunday – 12 noon – 6.00


(from 28 October When Clocks go back, to Easter)
Monday to Friday – 10.30 – 5.00
Saturday – 10.30 – 5.00
Sunday – 12 noon – 4.30

Last admissions are 30 minutes before closing

If you join the Museum Friends admission is free!

Admission Prices

Adults £3.50
Concessions £2.50
Family group  £7.00
(up to 4 must include 1 child under 16)


The South Triforium,
Ely Cathedral,

Tel: 01353 660347

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