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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    231
  • Very Good
    110
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • Saint4everMark
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Not just good for glass!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 8th May 2019
    This place is also an excellent venue and exhibition space. We have been to several gallery and art exhibitions here and the cafe is also very good. Read full review
  • phileasponcho
    liverpool
    Trip type:
    Family
    Fabulous day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th May 2019
    took my 7 and 10 year old , they loved it , especially the glass blowing demonstration - so much so we watched it twice . The history / future of glass film suited both a young and old audience... Read full review
  • Skhelen10
    Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Disappointing.
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th June 2019
    Staff very friendly but I felt like the didn't leave you alone. I like to look and read things for myself, although the staff knowledgeable they insisted on telling you everything and showing you to... Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* 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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