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:

  • bluebear1905
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    EXCELLENT AND WELL ORGANISED MUSEUM
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st February 2019
    The World of Glass is located in the town centre of St Helens and it explains the history of glass and the effect it had on the growth of the town. If you are planning to visit the museum, you will... Read full review
  • Nikky F
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Good day
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd February 2019
    We went for something to do on a rainy day and really enjoyed it, even more than we expected to. The kids enjoyed watching the glass being made and trying to find the hidden animals, I loved going... Read full review
  • Susan S
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Nice day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th February 2019
    Interesting day out Lots to see small museum, interesting look at glass making including a glass blowing demo gift shop older children may enjoy the history and younger ones can play safely while you... 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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