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:

  • PetroBekker
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Very interesting factual visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th August 2018
    Great to hear and also see the history of glass and the Pilkington's family. The life glass making show is wonderful to watch. Read full review
  • Les G
    Billinge, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    always something different to see
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th August 2018
    We visit here at least once per month to see the new exhibits and they are always excellent. The restaurant is well worth a visit. The shop always has beautiful things that you never see in the shops. Read full review
  • LoisHughes2013
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    SOUTHPORT AND FORMBY NATIONAL TRUST ASSOCIATION GROUP VISIT
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 8th August 2018
    Southport and Formby National Trust Association booked a fully inclusive group visit on 1st August 2018 for one of our outings and we all had a thoroughly good time. We were really well looked... Read full review

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* 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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