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The World of Glass

Chalon Way East
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1BX

Tel: 01744 22766

The World of Glass

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£6.00 per person per day
Adult£8.00 per person per day
Child (5 - 16)£6.00 per person per day
Family (1 adult, 2 children)£17.00 per ticket
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£24.00 per ticket
Student£6.00 per person per day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

The museum has two great galleries to explore - the Glass Roots Gallery explains the history of glass and its important role in everyday life, with artifacts dating back to Ancient Egypt, and the Earth into Light Gallery tells the story of what made St. Helens great from its humble beginnings to its rise a world leader in glass making.

There are live glassblowing demonstrations daily and you can try your hand at blowing a glass bauble on one of the glass blowing courses.

See the Victorian furnace and explore the underground tunnels of the worlds first regenerative glass making furnace, built in 1887 by William Windle Pilkington.

For inquisitive minds of all ages, visit the Mirror Maze to try and find the resident wizard!

You can also treat yourself with some retail therapy in the on-site Artisan Gift Shop and enjoy delicious home cooked food in St Helens' only canal-side cafe.

All of the exhibitions in the programme are free to enter. Check out the exhibitions and what's on pages on the website to see what's happening in the coming months.

Map & Directions

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Recent Reviews:

  • tigeress87
    merseyside
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    excellent food
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd April 2017
    been many times, good/clean/ good customer service/ great food. lovely staff, service with a smile, very helpful Read full review
  • marcward81
    Northwich, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Not open Easter Friday
    1 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th April 2017
    Looked at web site no mention of it being closed Easter Friday ,we had travel 50 miles for a day out so you can understand our frustration. Update your site and info please. Read full review
  • Ray B
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Ray and Kath
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 14th April 2017
    Worth a visit. Lots of history, live demonstrations, decent restaurant and quality merchandise to purchase Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* 1 March - 31 October, 10am - 5pm (last entry 3pm) | 1 November - 28 February, 10am - 4pm (last entry 2.30pm) | Please note The World of Glass is closed Sundays, all Bank Holiday Mondays, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

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