Our history dates back to 1328 and our Royal Charter was originally granted by Charles l in 1638. Being dedicated to the preservation of stained glass and the skills necessary to produce this beautiful art form, our members range from highly skilled crafts people to those who simply enjoy an involvement in our worthy and important cause. We offer both individual and corporate membership packages with great benefits including opportunities to participate in events such as lectures and cultural events.


The society of glass technologies

The Society will Celebrate its Centenary in 2016 and the Melting Technical Committee has prepared a busy year to celebrate it. Details can be found at The Society of Glass Technology Centenary

The February Newsletter is avalable here SGT newsletter Feb 2016

New Book Available get details below

Glass in Engineering Science

The British Society of Master Glass Painters

British Society of Master Glass Painters Autumn lecture Friday 9 October 2015 – 6.15pm for a prompt 6.45pm start

Venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT.  Admission to the lecture and optional buffet supper by ticket only.  Visit www.bsmgp.org.uk for details, to download a booking form or to book on-line

Late enquiries telephone BSMGP Events on 07909 070739


Centre International du Vitrail

Contemporary Glass Society

Contemporary Glass Society

The Contemporary Glass Society was founded in 1997 with the dual objectives of encouraging excellence in glass as a creative medium and helping to develop a greater awareness of Contemporary Glass world-wide.

The Corning Museum of Glass, New York

The world’s best collection of art and historical glass. More than 45,000 objects trace 3,500 years of glassmaking history.


The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (or CVMA) is an international research project dedicated to the publication of medieval stained glass. This website explains the project’s activities, the people and organizations involved, our Books and how to order them. There is also free access to our digital Picture Archive, containing over 10,000 images, most of them in colour. Also Vidimus, the only on-line magazine devoted exclusively to stained glass.

Kempe Society

The Kempe Society was set up to promote interest in the work of the Master of Glass, Charles Eamer Kempe, 1837-1907 and that of his firm which specialised in stained glass design & production, as well as church decorative art of many kinds.

The Musée Suisse de Vitrail

The National Glass Centre

The National Glass Centre is an important and unique venture. Based in an innovative new building, set on the north bank of the River Wear, the National Glass Centre is dedicated to promoting glass in all its uses in design and technology and as a vehicle for artistic expression.


English Heritage exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.


The Stained Glass Museum offers a unique insight into the fascinating story of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for at least thirteen hundred years.

What’s on at the Stained Glass Museum


 Click Here Stained Glass Museum April 16

Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 April 2016

Booking forms at http://stainedglassmuseum.com/events.html

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to be holding its 16th annual Study Weekend in Essex during April 2016. We will explore this rich and under-explored county from our base in the historic town of Colchester and over the weekend we will visit a variety of sites to see a range of stained glass spanning the medieval to the modern period. Highlights include the 12th and 13th century glass at Rivenhall, unique 14th and 15th century glass at Sheering and Margaretting. For post-medieval glass we will see the stunning imported 16th and 17th century French glass from the Neave Collection at Noak Hill, 18th century glass at Leigh-on-Sea.


Throughout the weekend we will also see windows by key 19th and 20th century makers and studios. Including visites to see the windows designed by Edward-Burne-Jones for Powell & Sons at Waltham Abbey, alongside less familiar glass by Percy Bacon, Townshend and Howson, and A.K. Nicholson.  We will also see more recent glass by John Hayward and Patrick Reyntiens, and will visit the splendid ‘Art-Nouveau cathedral’ at Great Warley, which although the original glass was destroyed, is well known for its Art Nouveau fittings and today includes windows by Powells and Lawrence Lee.


For more information and the full programme please see www.stainedglassmuseum.com/events


Prices (per person)

All prices include coach travel to sites, and a conference pack with site notes

£425 Residential single occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)

£400 Residential double/twin occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)

£200 Non-Residential and dinners / £100 Non-Residential (visits only)


PLACES ARE LIMITED so BOOK NOW – Booking forms at http://stainedglassmuseum.com/events.html


A deposit of £150 per person is required by 29 January 2016. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Stained Glass Museum’. Card payments can be made over the phone. Full payment should be received by 1st April 2016 – an administration fee of £50 will be charged in the event of cancellation before 1 April 2016. There will be no refund if you cancel on/after 1 April 2016


Royal Overeseas Legue

The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) is a non-profit Commonwealth private members organisation, committed to supporting international understanding and friendship through social, music, arts and welfare activities. www.rosl.org.uk


Summer Garden Party and tour

By kind permission of Sir Jeremy Bagge, Friends and supporters of The Stained Glass Museum are invited to join us on a visit to the church of St Mary’s, Stradsett, on the Stradsett Estate, Norfolk. After visiting the church we will enjoy a light buffet of sandwiches, cake and refreshments.

  • Venue: St Mary’s Church, Stradsett Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk
  • Date: Friday 15 August, 3-6pm. A coach will depart Ely at 2pm, returning at 7pm.
  • Tickets: £20 including coach travel from Ely and refreshments. £10 for ticket (without travel)

Summer Holiday Activities

We are running a whole range of weekly activities for the family at the Stained Glass Museum this summer.

Spring/Summer Newsletter 2014

The Spring/Summer newsletter can be viewed by clicking the link above. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy please get in touch.

Radiance and Reflection: Glass Collections in East Anglia

The Stained Glass Museum is pleased to announce a series of Autumn talks jointly hosted with the Fitzwilliam Museum on Glass Collections in East Anglia.

  • Venue: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Dates: Talks will be held on at 2pm on Thursdays 18 September, 25 September, 2 October and 9 October. Confirmed speakers include Prof. Paul Greenhalgh, Director of the Sainsbury Centre, and Dr Vicky. Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, Fitzwilliam Museum.
  • Tickets: £6 per lecture (£5 concessions) or £20 for all series. For more information please contact the Fitzwilliam Museum on 01223 33290401223 332904 or by email: education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

World War I Memorial Windows

“He is not Here…”: First World War memorial stained glass and the fragile art of remembrance. A Special Lecture by Dr Neil Moat

  • Venue: Ely Cathedral
  • Dates: Wednesday 24 September, 7.30pm
  • Tickets: £8 including refreshments
  • New Publications: Stained Glass from Welsh Churches by Martin Crampin (Y Lolfa, 2014), 348 pp + vi, 795 illustrations. £29.95+P&P. Now available in the Museum shop! Contact 01353 66034701353 660347; shop@stainedglassmuseum.com

The Victoria and Albert Museum

V&A South Kensington is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years’ worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world’s richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

William Morris Gallery

The WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, opened by Prime Minister Clement Attlee in 1950, is the only public museum devoted to England’s best known and most versatile designer. The Gallery is located at Walthamstow in Morris’s family home from 1848 to 1856, the former Water House, a substantial Georgian dwelling of about 1750 which is set in its own extensive grounds (now Lloyd Park).

The Guild of Educators

The Guild of Educators is a charitable organisation committed to further the development of teaching and learning in the United Kingdom.

Art History with Michelli

Here are Michelli’s art history course materials, with the Art History Browser and completely unique History of Stained Glass Browser, all set in the social context of leadership, creativity, intellectual and professional endeavour.

Southwark Cathedral(The Harvard Chapel)

A famous historical figure associated with St Saviour’s was John Harvard, who emigrated to Massachusetts and endowed Harvard University. He is commemorated by the Harvard Chapel.

Resourceaid directoriesStained glass section.

(Resource site for everything to do with the arts. Full of newsletters, articles,links and other resources – ALL FREE – in one easy to navigate site to save time and money.)

The Glass Association – UK

The Glass Association was founded to promote the understanding and appreciation of glass and glass-making methods; and to increase public interest in the subject of glass.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum Of American Art

houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) including Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

The Livery Companies Database

A listing for the London Livery Companies with contact details, Master & Wardens, etc.

Henry Thomas Bosdet

dedicated to the stained glass work of Henry Thomas Bosdet, 1856-1934, who was not only a prolific & quality designer of stained glass, but was also the longest serving head of the Life School at the Royal Academy.

The Glass Studio, Richmond Adult Community College

Courses for the New Year. Click on Art & Design then Glass to access the list of course details.

The Liveries Companies.com

Complete list of livery companies with one-click to their websites, maps of their halls and photos of their Masters.