The World Of Glass

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Chalon Way East, ST.Helens, United Kingdom

The World Of Glass ST.Helens Reviews

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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