The Stained Glass Museum, Ely

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The Stained Glass Museum was founded in 1972 when the Dean and Chapter of Ely Cathedral proposed a project to rescue windows from redundant churches. The Museum was opened to the public in the north triforium of Ely Cathedral in 1979. In 1997 an Appeal was set up to rebuild the Museum in the south triforium of Ely Cathedral. The Stained Glass Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to displaying and interpreting the art of stained glass to the public.

Our collection spans an enormous chronological range, showing the development of stained glass from the thirteenth to the twentieth century. The Museum also has a growing collection of tools, and stained glass designs and cartoons related to the design and making of stained glass windows. A specialist library is available to researchers by appointment.
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  • A small exhibition in the cathedral that showed various stained glass, its origins and how it is made  more »
  • We thought we would do the whole experience of Ely Cathedral with our ticket and visit the Stain Glass Museum. It starts with an introduction of how the stain glass window are made, how they make the ...  more »
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  • Large variety of different stained glass. There is a video which shows you how each stained glass window is made. Around the gallery there are models and stunning stained glass in display waiting to be seen. The view off the balcony , though not the highest in the cathedral,is very good.The souvenir shop displays a large variety of souvenirs at a reasonably cheap price. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Simply stunning! The skill and artistry in every piece! Not a place to take the kiddos, but if you have an eye for pretty things I would recommend it. Although the staff wouldn't let me take my hammer in which was dissapointing.
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