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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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    188
  • Very Good
    101
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    8
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    5

Recent Reviews:

  • carol g
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th February 2018
    Wow this is value for money. great to see history and then to see glass blowing .I purchased two beautiful items made on the premises. Café excellent. All staff are very informative and friendly. Read full review
  • Kaboozie
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    REALLY INTERESTING PLACE
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st February 2018
    Spent a really interesting afternoon here, from the history of the Pilkington family and local area, a glass blowing demonstration, art and glass exhibits as well as visiting the tunnels. Good cafe... Read full review
  • Trip type:
    Couples
    First date
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 26th January 2018
    I was on a date we had finished our coffee and things were going great we didn’t want it to end, it was an awful day the rain was unrelenting we ran in to the world of glass. My first time there, we... 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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