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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

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    173
  • Very Good
    97
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • leslie h
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Mr
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th August 2017
    Good morning out and enjoyed a nice lunch in the cafe. Enjoyed the5 glass blowing it was a very interesting tour Read full review
  • nlea2014
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    An educational experience
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 3rd August 2017
    It's educational for both adults and children. The glass blowing demo is informative. If you don't mind paying the fee to get in to walk your way through, there's plenty to see on the way of life... Read full review
  • New558
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Good value & educational, Family Day out!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
    Went here on a rainy August day, and we had an amazing day! The site is professionally run and maintained, excellent exhibits and videos, as well as a live glass blowing demonstration and talk... 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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