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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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    179
  • Very Good
    99
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • Singing_Engineer
    Sandbach, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent and Fascinating
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th October 2017
    A very interesting museum based upon the local St Helens glass industry. Based around the Sankey Canal and an original Pilkimgton furnace the museum tells the story if the glass industry, its... Read full review
  • Frank C
    Newton-le-willows
    Trip type:
    Family
    Glass visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd October 2017
    An excellent place to visit. Ideal for family visit. An interesting place for all ages. Worth another visit. Read full review
  • 780dave
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Strange set up
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 2nd October 2017
    What a strange place this is. For a start its in St Helens which is a most soul destroying town that ever was. When I went in, there was no sign of having to pay to get in. I simply walked in and... Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 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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