PLAN YOUR VISIT
TEMPORARY OPENING HOURS
Our current opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30-15:30.
As an independent museum and charity with no regular major sources of grant funding, the present situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is very challenging for us since we rely on the income we make from admissions, events, workshops, and shop sales to care for our collection and pay our staff.
Find out how you can support us during these uncertain times
General Guidance for Visitors
Please follow our guidance during your visit, including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing and following the one-way route around the museum gallery.
To find out more about changes we have made to the museum, and any additional safety measures we have put in place, please see our Other Information and Visiting FAQ pages
Location and Accessibility
The Stained Glass Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It occupies a space in the south triforium on an upper level of the cathedral. Find out more about Access is by a stone spiral staircase of 40 steps from the south-west transept. For those unable to access the museum a touch screen virtual visit is available on the ground floor.
By Train: Ely is 1 hour 15 minutes by rail from London, and 15-20 minutes from Cambridge. The Stained Glass Museum is a 15 minute walk from Ely rail station. There is a taxi rank outside the station.
By Car: Ely is situated on the A10 north of Cambridge. There is a large free car park within 300 yards of the Cathedral. Parking in Ely
Our current opening hours are:
Tuesday - Saturday 10:30-15:30 (Last Admission 15:15)
Annual Closures: Good Friday, 25 December, 26 December
Temporary Closures: Please note that the Museum is located in a working Cathedral building, and occasionally has to close for special events and services. Please check here for temporary closures, or phone in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment.
Adults: £4.50, Children under 16: Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)
Tickets to The Stained Glass Museum can be purchased at the museum. You do not need to book tickets in advance. However, if you are visiting Ely Cathedral and The Stained Glass Museum, joint tickets can be purchased in advance from Ely Cathedral see Ely Cathedral's website
Free entry to The Stained Glass Museum for:
● National Art Pass holders
● Museum Association members
● Friends of Ely Cathedral
● Friends of The Stained Glass Museum
There is no disabled access to the Museum. The Museum is on an upper level of a Grade-I listed medieval Cathedral and entrance is via a spiral staircase of 40 steps. If you suffer from any condition for which you would need additional help going up the stairs or using our facilities, please contact the museum prior to your visit to arrange for assistance. The museum staff are always happy to support our visitors in any way that they can. In addition, we have an induction loop available at our admission desk. For further details on access, please contact the Museum on 01353 660347 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Other Visitor Information
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 - 15:30
Children under 16 free
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...