The World of Glass

The World of Glass, St Helens: Hours, Address, The World of Glass Reviews: 4.5/5

The World of Glass
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Roger P
St. Asaph, UK57 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The World of Glass is an interesting half day visit for adults and families. It combines living history in its historic glass furnace, that was a world leader in glass production, together with informative videos of the history of glass manufacture, and a nationally important museum of glassware with pieces from Rome through to today. You can also see a fascinating live display of glass blowing. Entrance is £6, children £4 and there are concessions for families and seniors. It is very good value for money, given it deserves a minimum of two hours, and many will want to spend three or four hours to fully appreciate it, and enjoy food and refreshments in the pleasant cafe.
Written November 7, 2021
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katy d
Merseyside, UK13 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Visiting with covid restrictions so the cone building and victorian tunnels were closed.Admission was free leading up to Christmas. The airport chandelier is very impressive when you read about the work involved to get it installed. The children's maze and interactive installment had been removed and replaced with an art exhibition. The glass blowing demonstration was great however the historical information show seems outdated. The gift shop is good as you can buy hand blown pieces made on site and there are little toys and souvenirs for kids. We didn't visit the cafe. We were disappointed that parts were closed and removed however considering the situation we just enjoyed being able to visit somewhere!
Written December 20, 2020
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Lynn Mills
Liverpool, UK537 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
This is my third visit with hubby, but this time we took a couple of friends.
It is actually free to get in, but if you want to see the glassblowing demonstration and the showing of the history of glassmaking, the it's £6.
The demonstration lasts about half an hour, but it is fascinating and well worth a watch.
Go and look at the old kilns. The tunnels are closed, but still worth a wander around.
On site facilities, cafe and gift shop.
Great way to spend a few hours.
Written July 10, 2021
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roland m
Liverpool, UK31 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a very unusual and rewarding experience. The exhibits are interesting and unusual and the place is airy and easy to navigate. There is a glassmaking demo every 90 minutes or so, an art gallery and an excellent cafe. Of interest to all ages.
Written August 6, 2021
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HankMcS
Coventry, UK23 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I visited the museum which was actually closed at time of visit but a lovely chap opened it up for me to explore.

The pieces in the glass part are fascinating with a lot of historical content.

The museum of St. Helens part was small but equally as interesting. Learnt a lot about this small northern town.

After the walk around I was shown a lot of brochures for other places to visit while I was up north.

Although it's small it has a charm about it. We'll worth a visit
Written September 19, 2020
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Leslie S
Chester, UK37 contributions
Jul 2021
This was really easy to find and there is free parking. The entrance is great for kids as it is an echo chamber that asks them to try it out. The exhibition is useful and informative and covers glass from a number of places in the world. There is a also a good section of he growth of St Helens that is illustrative of a number of similar towns,
The highlight was the glass blowing demonstration followed by 1 20 minutes screen show of glass.
We took our grandchild but there was another party of children in as well. He found in interesting but we found it even more so.
We then has a nice lunch in the spacious cafe, a bit et to be outdoors by the canal bank, and then treated him at the gift shop.
Staff were all friendly and helpful and it is one of the better museums we have visited - and we have done a few!
Written July 29, 2021
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dougie g
2 contributions
Oct 2021
Our group of 40 visited the World of glass. From arriving to leaving was great delight. Plenty of interesting things to find out about the history of glass.interesting demonstration film and practical demonstration. But for me its the way the staff make your visit that shines through. Well done
Written October 19, 2021
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133pollyj
Northwich, UK89 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
A really good afternoon, friendly helpful staff throughout, the glass blowing demonstration was fascinating and the whole place was interesting and well set out.
Written December 24, 2014
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Ciaran32
St Helens, UK275 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
Isn't it strange that many of us don't tend to visit sites or attraction on our own doorstep unless we have visitors and we scratch our heads for somewhere to take them?
This museum is well-situated near to the centre of St Helens and apart from the various attractions for young and old alike it has a very tasty restaurant/coffee shop and an excellent souvenir shop.
My wife and I have visited three times this year alone but we never tire of this place because exhibitions are also held here and the interactive attractions also vary.
A good deal of thought has been put into this museum although when we went last time our visitors wanted some souvenir postcards and none were too hand. Nonetheless I would thoroughly recommend this museum not just for its visual presentations but for the thought provoking way in which it captures our local industrial heritage including a glimpse into the awful working conditions in that era.
Written December 3, 2014
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goggin2808
St Helens, UK308 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Although there is a lot of things to see the service from the staff leaves a lot to be desired, we no every place needs to make money but the staff seem to be more involved in selling things before allowing you to enjoy the experience
Written October 3, 2014
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