Stained Glass Museum

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

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

Admission charges

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)


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Video Presentation
Museum Shop
Audio Guides

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Stained Glass Museum
Ely Cathedral
The South Triforium




01353 660347


01353 665025

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