Stained Glass Museum offers a unique insight into the fascinating history of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for at least thirteen hundred years. The Stained Glass Museum exists to help people understand and
enjoy stained glass.
Our Gallery exhibition displays over 100 stained glass panels representing eight hundred
years of the history and beauty of this ancient craft. The permanent exhibition, which features stained glass windows from both religious and secular
buildings, is displayed at eye-level and enables a rare close-encounter with stained glass.
History of the Museum
Founded in the early 1970s the Museum is located inside Ely Cathedral
and is the only museum in the United Kingdom completely dedicated to
It was set up to rescue stained glass windows in danger of being lost and
to help people understand, enjoy and value them.