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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

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    183
  • Very Good
    101
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • BAHPANTS
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Business
    Great for meetings and coffee
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th November 2017
    I visited the World of Glass Café with colleagues for an informal networking event. Pros: Happy and polite staff Table reservation Nice view of the canal Reasonable prices for drinks Hardly any... Read full review
  • MikePendray
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Good Museum with a lot going for it.
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th November 2017
    This place has a lot going for it. Free parking, light spacious cafe (with large glass windows), fun area with mirrors, temporary exhibitions, and shop, all available without paying the admission... Read full review
  • kate s
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Half term crafts.
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th November 2017
    Children had lots of fun designing Halloween tea lights and coasters, so much that we have already booked in for the Christmas crafts. All the family in ate in cafe, food was made to order only let... Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017)

* 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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