The World of Glass

Chalon Way East
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1BX

Tel: +44 (0)1744 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.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • lilibex88
      A wonderful little museum in the centre of St Helens.
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 24th March 2022
      I went a few months ago on a date day. We both love quirky "unusual" museums because they're usually a bit cheesy, they are always interesting and the people who work/volunteer there are always... Read full review
    • Hellolittlekitty
      Ashton in Makerfield, United Kingdom
      Wonderful staff, grateful thanks.
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 19th May 2022
      Visited yesterday 18 May What a great place, we live a short distance away but had never been. We were enjoying a walk around when I was taken ill and fainted, they could not have been more... Read full review
    • Ableman
      Nantwich, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Business
      Pathetic manager
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 19th May 2022
      Disgusting attitude of manager disgusting service towards coach tour groups! Arrived only to find the huge coach park has been closed and I had to bring a 14 meter coach into a tiny car park! After... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2022 (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

    * 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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