The World Of Glass

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Chalon Way East, ST.Helens, United Kingdom

The World Of Glass ST.Helens Reviews

NickelP NickelP
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Glass History Sep 24, 2015
Visited September 2015

With St Helens history of glass making it is only natural that they would have a little musuem dedicated to glass.

At the World of Glass you will find art displays, glass blowing demonstrations, glass blown pieces for sale, a cafe, tunnels to explore and many artifacts. As well, if you have the time you can book a lesson in glass blowing and take home your finished piece.

While some might find it boring, I quite enjoyed The World of Glass. It demonstrated a very good overview of the history of glassmaking in St Helens as well as showing what life was like back in the day. You can also explore the tunnels of the old furnace. I attended one of the glass blowing demonstrations which I thought was really cool and would actually like to try it one day.

The cafe doesn't have a huge selection but it was fine for a small snack.
Glass Blowing Demo at World of Gla…
The old tunnels/furnace
The old tunnels/furnace
Glass furnace/tunnels
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NickelP says:
It was surprisingly fun. I wasn't expecting much from it but really quite enjoyed it.
Posted on: Aug 23, 2017
Ils1976 says:
sounds really interesting!
Posted on: Aug 23, 2017
NickelP says:
Thanks Holger! As a general rule I'm not much of a museum goer either but I enjoyed this one.
Posted on: Apr 01, 2017
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S-Jay S-Jay
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A Family Day Trip To The Glass Museum Feb 14, 2012
ST. Helens is renowned for its Glass Making with industrial giants such as St.Helens Glass & Pilkingtons Glass. Pilkingtons, synonymous with the town, retains its status as a global player in the technology of glass manufacture; in 1903 it became the only firm in Britain to produce flat glass, a role it has retained ever since.

The World Of Glass is a museum that allows individuals to see the history of glass making since it was first discovered till present day. The museum also holds a gallery dedicated to showing the history of St.Helens.

Individuals can walk over a glass bridge to see an old chimney used for the glass blowing that is an experience its self as its over a river - You may see the fish or terrapins.

Visitors are able to view glass blowing and can even pay to have a glass blowing experience and can keep the glass items they produce. Individuals can also order /commission work from staff for special occasions.

Full Activity Day including 3 workshops, Live Glassblowing and Special Effects AV Show costs £5.50 per child

Carers for individuals whom have special needs has free admission.

Adult £8.00

Child (5-16) £6.00

Concessions £6.00

Students £6.00

Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24.00

Family (1 adult, 2 children) £17.00

A cafe is situated within the museum along side a play area for the children free of charge. The cafe is a reasonable price however for a large group / family the price could be steep so I would advice those to take a packed lunch.
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One of the model penguins situated…
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