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Half-Term Fun: Stunning Stained Glass
Wed 27 October, 2021 at 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
One event on Thu 28 October, 2021 at 11:00 am
Take part in our special event this half-term as part of Museums Week. Follow a trail to discover our beautiful windows, then create a colourful window or glass jar of your own.
Bath Abbey has been called the Lantern of the West because it has so many glass windows – 52 in total. The oldest stained (coloured) glass is from about 1604 while the most recent is from 1953. The windows tell stories from the Bible and show saints and angels and also historical people such as King Edgar, an Anglo-Saxon King. The magnificent East Window has 56 scenes showing the whole life of Jesus. The beautiful colours and patterns in the Abbey’s windows will definitely inspire you to decorate your own window or jar!
All ages welcome.