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Reminder: The Stained Glass Museum Study Weekend 2018: Suffolk

Fig. 1. 15th century stained glass (window nXII 1c), Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk © Chris Parkinson.
Fig. 1. 15th century stained glass (window nXII 1c), Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk © Chris Parkinson.

Fig. 1. 15th century stained glass (window nXII 1c), Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk © Chris Parkinson.

Thursday, 19th April – Sunday, 22nd April 2018

The Stained Glass Museum’s 2018 Study Weekend will take place in Suffolk, from lunchtime on Thursday 19th April to the morning of Sunday 22nd April 2018. Based in the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, former home to one of the richest Benedictine abbeys in medieval England, the annual weekend will involve tours of a number of churches and other buildings to see stained glass in situ. The weekend will begin on Thursday afternoon with a walking tour in the town of Bury St Edmunds, and continue with coach tours in the surrounding area on Friday and Saturday. Optional visits by foot, exploring the Abbey ruins and Moyses’ Hall museum will be scheduled for Sunday morning.

Visits will include: St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the parish churches of St Mary and St John, and Council Offices, all in Bury St Edmunds. In addition, there will be visits to see medieval stained glass at Long Melford, Risby, Gipping and Hessett, an important collection of 16th and 17th century roundels at Nowton; 17th century heraldic glass at Clare, and High Victorian glass at Sudbury and Lavenham. There will also be opportunities to see some beautiful early Henry Holiday glass at Shimpling and fine Arts and Crafts stained glass at Horringer and Herringswell.

Booking is now open for the weekend, and prices are as follows:

Prices (per person)
Residential:
£495 Residential single occupancy
£445 Residential double/twin occupancy
Non-residential:
Please note Residential places have priority booking)
£250 Non-Residential and dinners
£150 Non-Residential (visits only) PLACES LIMITED

For more information and booking forms, please see the museum’s website.