As many Vidimus readers will be aware, The Stained Glass Museum is currently closed to the public until further notice, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of our planned activities, workshops and events have been cancelled and those affected have been contacted. The museum’s priority will always be the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, workshop tutors and of course, our visitors.
As an independent specialist museum and charitable organisation with no regular major sources of grant funding, the present situation is very challenging for us financially. We rely on income from admissions, events, workshops, and shop sales (which collectively account for 80-90% of our total income each year) to care for our collection and pay our staff.
While we are closed, there are several ways you can support us from a distance:
• Make a donation to general funds, or our ongoing Glass racks Appeal
• Join our Friends Organisation
• Make a purchase from our online shop
• Sign up to our mailing list to keep up-to-date through e-news
During this temporary closure, we are operating on a reduced capacity with fewer staff members. However, we will continue to share our collection online through our website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). We encourage you to read and share our posts. Where possible, we will be sharing education resources and ideas for those now educating their children from home.
We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to the Museum as soon as we can. Thank you for your continued support.
Trustees & Staff of The Stained Glass Museum