The World of Glass

Chalon Way East
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1BX

Tel: +44 (0)1744 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.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • LeslieS929
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Interesting and informative for all ages
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th July 2021
      This was really easy to find and there is free parking. The entrance is great for kids as it is an echo chamber that asks them to try it out. The exhibition is useful and informative and covers glass... Read full review
    • roland m
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      A Unique experience not to be missed
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 6th August 2021
      This is a very unusual and rewarding experience. The exhibits are interesting and unusual and the place is airy and easy to navigate. There is a glassmaking demo every 90 minutes or so, an art... Read full review
    • robpG8526XN
      Great little trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th August 2021
      Took the kids a few times since moving to the area, good way to spend a few hours on the weekend. Would recommend Read full review

    Opening Times

    2021 (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

    * 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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