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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:

  • 72vrpm
    Merseyside, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    *** Interesting Day Out For All Ages ***
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th June 2018
    I have been here on quite a few occasions as I live locally. The entrance is a great place to practise singing with the echo! Entry fee is very reasonable and gives admittance to the glass blowing... Read full review
  • atjs24
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Business
    Very interesting and interactive place.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th June 2018
    Based smack bang in the middle of town makes this place very accessible for all modes of transport walking distance from St Helens Central train station, on all major bus routes into Town Centre. The... Read full review
  • MichaelDonkin
    xx
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Glass blowing workshop was brilliant
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 5th June 2018
    We had booked a glass blowing workshop, just for the 2 of us, and it was a really great, fun and different way to spend a day. Amy & Matt were our instructors and they were very patient... 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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