Stained Glass Museum

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Ely Cathedral The South Triforium Ely Cathedral

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The Stained Glass Museum’s main aim is to help people understand and enjoy stained glass. Our Gallery exhibition illustrates over eight hundred years of the history and beauty of this ancient craft. Founded in the early 1970s the Museum is located inside Ely Cathedral and is the only museum in the United Kingdom completely dedicated to stained glass. It was set up to rescue stained glass windows in danger of being lost and to help people understand, enjoy and value them. Over 100 panels dating from 1200 from both religious and secular buildings are displayed at eye-level. The permanent exhibition is stunning. The Museum is open almost every day throughout the year. Please see our news page for any planned closures.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Summer: (to end of October) Monday to Friday: 10:30 - 5:00 Saturday: 10:30 - 5:30 Sunday: 12 noon - 6.00 Winter: (November to Easter) Monday to Friday: 10:30 - 5:00 Saturday: 10:30 - 5:30 Sunday: 12 noon - 4.30


Adults: £4.00 Concessions: £3.00 Children with an Adult: Free Family Group: £8.00 (up to four and must include one child under 16)


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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
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  • Adult lectures and courses held
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  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available

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