'A Gem in the Fens'
The Stained Glass Museum is a hidden treasure within Ely Cathedral. An independent museum, it is uniquely dedicated to the art of stained glass. A display of over 100 original stained glass panels dating from the early 13th century to the present. Also more modern work by William Morris, John Piper and Brian Clarke.
The Museum has a well-stocked, reasonably priced book and gift shop specialising in unique hand-made and locally-sourced glass items.
The Museum is open daily and throughout the year there are regular exhibitions, workshops and events. It also works with schools to provide an entertaining educational introduction to the art and display of stained glass.
Eating facilities are available In the Cathedral. The museum is not accessible by wheelchair, but there is an interactive visit on the ground floor.
There is a gift shop, and all profits go to the Museum.
Group Visit Information
- Audio-guide (4 handsets)
- Guided Tour by appoinment (additional fee)
- Tour and Glass-painting Taster (additional fee)
- Illustrated Talks off-site
Tours are available for groups of 10 to 25 people.
Coach parking is available about 50 metres away in Barton Road Car Park.