In the Gallery
Our museum is family-friendly all year round. In the gallery there is a selection of 'Explorer' and 'Professor Colour' Discovery bags as well as a family-friendly children's area with an interactive lightbox. Children's trails are available during school holidays. During the school holidays we have a range of activities designed especially for families.
Crafts at The Stained Glass Museum
What's On for Families
Holiday Activities and Events
Children's Glass Fusing
The Stained Glass Museum runs glass fusing workshops for children at two levels. Level 1 is designed for beginners, and Level 2 for those who would like to develop their glass fusing skills.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Our SGMinis sessions are held monthly for under 5's, their older siblings and parents/carers. Each 1.5 hour drop-in session (10:30am-12:00pm) has a different theme and includes a themed story and craft session, as well as creative play.
Upcoming SGMinis sessions
SGMinis are £2 per child, to cover craft costs, including refreshments for all.
No booking required; drop-in during advertised times.
Safeguarding: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times when attending our workshops.
Access: All of our workshops take place in the museum which is accessed via a stone spiral staircase of approximately 40 steps. Buggy park and toilet facilities available on the ground floor of the Cathedral.
Family fun at The Stained Glass Museum
"Well organised and very knowledgeable staff. Brilliant! Will be back for another class"
Parent, Glass Fusing Workshop Level 1, August 2018
"It was really fun and interesting to learn something new"
Child, Glass Fusing Workshop Level 1, August 2018
"It was wonderful!"
Child, Glass Fusing Workshop Level 2, August 2018
"Well organised friendly activity. 5 stars."
Parent, Bead Buddies workshop, June 2017
"Great! Time consuming, but very worth it. My pockets were full of cute things to take home."
Child, Aged 10, Bead Buddies workshop, June 2017
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Thu, 22 Oct Portraiture in Victorian Stained Glass - Online lecture (webinar)
This lecture will explore the significance of this phenomenon photographic portraiture in Victorian stained glass.details...
Fri, 23 Oct Ely's first Window Wanderland
Calling all Residents of Ely – have fun by making an illuminated window display in your home and help us create Ely’s first Window Wanderland!details...
Wed, 28 Oct Conserving stained glass in the digital age - Leonie Séliger
“In the mind’s eye" - restoring historic stained glass in the digital age. Could we, and should we? - Online lecture (webinar) Online lecture (webinar) with Léonie Seliger, Director of the Stained Glass Conservation Department (Cathedral Studio), Canterbury Cathedral.details...
Sat, 31 Oct Copper Foiling Workshop
A copper foiling workshop with the artists Claire Hart and Tracy Chamberlaindetails...
Wed, 04 Nov In the Light of Modernity - Mel Howse Online lecture (webinar)
Online webinar with award-winning artist Mel Howsedetails...
Sat, 07 Nov Leading & Glazing Workshop
A leading & glazing workshop with the artist Claire Hartdetails...