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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Recent Reviews:

  • SteveL3241
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    world of glass visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 7th August 2019
    loved it here so much history in glass making .very good demonstration in the art of glass blowing .Very good cafe with a very good selection of food ,at good prices.Also a very good art gallery with... Read full review
  • Ian G
    Chester, United Kingdom
    A Great Experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th August 2019
    What a great way to spend a very wet August day! Easy to get to from home, lovely staff and very reasonable charges. We spent a good 4 hours here, including lunch and the fascinating glass blowing... Read full review
  • vixtrixx
    Standish, United Kingdom
    Family trip
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th August 2019
    Well we didn’t actually get to have a look round, although there was a lady stood in the entrance area behind the desk, she said hello and very uttered another word, so we walked through and started... Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* 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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