We are now reopen to the public

  (c) Stained Glass Museum

During September The Stained Glass Museum is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 - 15:30 with a number of safety measures in place.

We are pleased to have acquired the ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard mark, which means that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have undertaken a rigorous Risk Assessment and have procedures in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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Guidance for all visitors

To find out more about the new safety measures and procedures we have in place, please read our guidance for all visitors prior to your visit.

Location and Accessibility

The Stained Glass Museum is located in Ely Cathedral. It occupies a space in the south triforium, an upper level of the cathedral. Access is by a stone spiral staircase (40 stairs) 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

Opening Hours

Temporary opening hours during September 2020:
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.

Admission prices

Adults: £4.50

Children under 16: Free (when accompanied by a paying adult)

Get Tickets

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

Preparing for your Visit

Please see our Visiting FAQ page to find out more about your visit and the new procedures we have in place for our visitors.

Spotlight Tours

We are currently not running any guided visits or tours to comply with social distancing.

Group Visits: If you are planning to visit as part of a group please contact us. Discounted entry is available for groups of 10+. Guided tours are also available for pre-booked groups. Group Visits Information

School Visits: We welcome visits from schools, colleges and other educational groups. Please contact our Learning Officer or telephone 01353 660347

Other Visitor Information

Toilets: Please note there are no toilets in the Stained Glass Museum, but toilet facilities are available on the ground floor of Ely Cathedral.

Bags: The museum does not permit large bags in the museum gallery, in order to protect its collections.

Activities for children: The museum has a selection of Discovery bags as well as a family-friendly children's area with an interactive lightbox. Children's trails are available during school holidays.

Photography: Photography is permitted in the main gallery for personal use only, providing that you adhere to the stipulations outlined in our Photography Policy.

Researchers: The Museum's reference library and reserve collection can be visited via prior appointment. Please make an appointment with the Curator.

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During September 2020
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 - 15:30


Adults £4.50
Children under 16 free



The Stained Glass Museum is an independent accredited museum and registered charity no. 1169842.

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