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
  • Excellent
    243
  • Very Good
    114
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • Xedos1
    Cawood, United Kingdom
    Excellent attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th October 2019
    Really enjoyed our time here. Spent around 2.5hrs, very good value for money. Plenty to do, the story of the history of glass, a film show and a look around the ruins of the former glass works... Read full review
  • Liz W
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Wonderful day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd October 2019
    19 members of Aintree U3a had a wonderful day at World of Glass today. Arrived to be met by Lorraine our morning guide and enjoyed tea/ coffee and biscuits in the cafe. Saw very interesting film show... Read full review
  • Colin C
    Tenterden, United Kingdom
    Excellent day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st November 2019
    Really good combination of museum covering the history of both St Helen's and glass making in an informative and well presented way, exhibits of old and modern glass plus a superb glass blowing demo... 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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