Due to the government guidance on social distancing, all organised group bookings will continue to be postponed until 30 September 2020.

We offer a range of facilitated workshops presented by staff and a dedicated team of volunteers. Sessions take place both in the Museum gallery and in our off-gallery workshop space.

EYFS and Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3+

We frequently offer full-day visits in partnership with Ely Cathedral and Ely Museum. Please contact the Learning Officer for more information about visits to multiple venues.

If you can't see an option that meets your learning or budgetary needs, please contact the Learning Officer directly to discuss alternatives. We strive to offer an inclusive and flexible service, and will endeavour to work with you to create an offer that works for you, your learners and your budget.


All groups must book in advance, even if conducting a self-guided visit.

Teachers are welcome and encouraged to make a free pre-visit to The Stained Glass Museum prior to visiting with a group. Please contact the Learning Officer to book a suitable time.

Bookings can be made with the Learning Officer on 01353 660 347 or by emailing

Location and Travel

The Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It is accessed by a stone spiral staircase (40 stairs). For those unable to access the Museum, a touchscreen virtual tour is available on the ground floor.

There are coach drop-off bays directly outside the main doors of the Cathedral (CB7 4DL). Further bays and long term coach parking are available in Barton Road Car Park (CB7 4DX) which is only a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral.

Adult Supervision

Group leaders and accompanying adults are responsible for the general health and safety of their group and should remain with them at all times in our building and during any emergency evacuations. We recommend the following adult to child ratios:

0 - 2 years -one adult to three children
2 - 3 years - one adult to four children
4 - 8 years - one adult to six children
9 - 12 years - one adult to eight children
13 - 18 years - one adult to ten children
(based on current NSPCC guidelines)

We reserve the right to refuse entry when the level of adult supervision falls short of a ratio of 1:15.


Toilet and lunch facilities are shared with Ely Cathedral. The toilets are located on the ground floor of Ely Cathedral.

Groups are very welcome to visit our shop, please request this at the point of booking. You can also pre-order ready-assembled souvenir goody bags, please ask for more information when you book.

Risk Assessment and Safeguarding

View our Safeguarding Policy
A copy of our Risk Assessment Advice for Teachers and Group Leaders will be sent with your booking confirmation. This is a guide only and is not intended to replace your own risk assessment or any paperwork you are required to complete for your school. We encourage you to share copies of your risk assessment with all of your accompanying adults.


We encourage parents and adults supervising groups to take photographs of their own children. If you have great images of your visit, we would love to see them - please share them on our Facebook page and Twitter. On some occasions the Museum would like to take images of children participating in our workshops for publicity and marketing. Permission will always be sought from parents and supervising adults before doing this


Your feedback helps us to improve and expand the educational programming that we offer. We will send you a short evaluation form by email after your visit.

School Cancellation Policy

For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance there will be no charge.

For cancellations made between 7 and 28 days in advance there will be a 50% charge, or one free date change.

For cancellations made less than 7 days in advance 100% of the booked activity will be charged, or we will allow one free date change.

If a date change has already been requested we cannot offer a refund on any subsequent cancellation and the full amount will be charged.

Please bear in mind that The Stained Glass Museum is a registered charity (No.1169842) and in order to operate successfully it is important that we adhere to this policy.

Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel a booking. If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you as soon as possible. You will be offered the option to transfer the booking to an alternative date/workshop, or to cancel your booking without charge.

Please note that The Stained Glass Museum cannot take responsibility for travel or other costs.



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From 2 Dec: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30-15:30



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