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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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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      262
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      119
    • Average
      26
    • Poor
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    Recent Reviews:

    • PaulaJane01
      Trip type:
      Family
      Fantastic museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th July 2022
      Fabulous museum with a live demonstration of glass blowing. Informative, exciting tunnels showing the history of glass and its links to St Helens. Accessible lifts and a canalside cafe. The gift shop... Read full review
    • Emjo2709
      Trip type:
      Family
      Don't come
      1 of 5 stars
      Friday, 29th July 2022
      What happens to the wizard maze ? My grandson wants to see him talk but no Just a stupid exhivition in the holiday when there will be more kids there Don't recommend coming here with your kids Read full review
    • limeclaw
      Perth, Australia
      Trip type:
      Couples
      The gift shop stocks a lovely range of unique glass items and giftware
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 22nd August 2022
      I didn't get the timing right to go on the glass tour, however the gift shop has an amazing range of beautiful and unique glass items as well as a nice big range of quality souvenirs. They also... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2022 (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

    * 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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