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:

  • howardpearson63
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Excellent Day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th November 2018
    Visited the world of glass recently. If you have an interest in glass making this is a wonderful day out. If you don' have an interest in glass making it's still a wonderful day out. Extremely... Read full review
  • BikerDude100
    Trip type:
    Family
    Grat place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th December 2018
    We had never heard of it, but were invited to visit by our daughter. What a find; we met in the cafe which is lovely, had a god coffee (the food looks good as well) and then onto our visit. We had a... Read full review
  • T2189LGpaula
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Ideal tourist site
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    This is ideal for the family with a tour and show on how to make glass with the history as well. There is a cafe for a snack or lunch with a drink. A good play area for the young kids inside. Read full review

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* 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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