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The Stained Glass Museum

The South Triforium | Ely Cathedral, Ely CB7 4DL, England
+44 1353 660347
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A wonderful collection

My wife makes stained glass - sadly she was not with me on this trip, but I took the opportunity to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
paulstaylor
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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
Beautiful pieces of art in their own right

Having walked round the outside of Ely cathedral, the entrance to the museum is off to the right as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amanda E
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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The 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. Our permanent gallery displays over 125 stained glass panels representing eight hundred years of the history of this ancient art, from the thirteenth century to the present day. All the stained glass panels in the gallery are displayed at eye-level enabling visitors to have a rare close-encounter with the art of stained glass. Temporary exhibitions are also held throughout the year, highlighting panels and designs from the Museum's reserve collection.
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The South Triforium | Ely Cathedral, Ely CB7 4DL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife makes stained glass - sadly she was not with me on this trip, but I took the opportunity to see their excellent collection. Well set out, and explained, it dates from the very early to the contemporary. If you ever wondered how they...More

Thank paulstaylor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having walked round the outside of Ely cathedral, the entrance to the museum is off to the right as you walk into the cathedral. Up some tight windy stairs so might be difficult for some to access. However once you do get to the top...More

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is upstairs in the Cathedral, mildly interesting , It gave one the opportunity to see the stained glass from a close perspective

Thank NigelBacon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent museum with lots of information about the production and history of stained glass. Fantastic range of exhibits from many different places. Well worth a visit and an excellent guide book. Definitely recommended and not to be missed if you visit Ely.

Thank Cambrian31
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I mentioned this in with Ely cathedral, but am happy to review it separately. It has a fascinating display of a traditional craft through the ages and is well worth the visit.

Thank Borderer12
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Good examples of stained glass which are well displayed. Interesting seeing the cathedral on a different level. Video volume on very low so hard to hear.

Thank 1Excitedtourist
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Stained Glass in the Cathedral itself is magnificent, but up in the South Triforium, up a winding stair case is a wonderful treasure trove of design and instruction on the skills which have made up Stained Glass production for public buildings and especially churches...More

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We booked the full on tour with this includes and it was worth a visit. To be close to stained glass is impressive and there are many styles and ideas to browse over.

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Overall, the admission fees at Ely Cathedral are a bit steep, but the little bit extra you pay to get into the stained glass museum is well worth it. It is unusual to be able to get so close to very old pieces of stained...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very well presented in the wonderful setting of Ely Cathedral ( itself well worth a visit, so we combined the entrance fee to see both the museum and the Cathedral ). Close up, the stained glass is beautiful, and the information boards give an interesting...More

Thank Gillian K
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