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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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    246
  • Very Good
    116
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    26
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Recent Reviews:

  • jcaglover
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Interesting place
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th February 2020
    Been here a couple of times now its an interesting place to visit the cafe serves lovely home made food,the home made soups are delicious It's great for a rainy day and there's lots to occupy the... Read full review
  • Martino2014
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Interesting ang good place for a quiet coffee
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd February 2020
    It’s well worth a visit for the Pilkington Glass History museum. The cafe serves basic food and snacks but has a nice sunny ambience and is a great place to meet up and have a snack/coffee with... Read full review
  • Billy1735960
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th March 2020
    Really good place to visit. Educational and fun. There are lots of art to purchase and much to see. The staff are professional and very helpful. Read full review

Opening Times

2020 (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

* 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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