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The World of Glass

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Address: Chalon Wayy East | Chalon Wayy East, St Helens, Merseyside, England, St Helens, England
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A nice rainy morning spent here

At £8 per adult, you may think entry price a little high for a relatively small museum but given that it includes access to the former workings of the factory and a live glass... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bethan W
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

At £8 per adult, you may think entry price a little high for a relatively small museum but given that it includes access to the former workings of the factory and a live glass blowing demonstration (not to be missed) it is quite good value. We visited with friends and would recommend a trip to the museum. You can also... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often visit the World Of Glass to see the exhibitions and have lunch in the cafe or sit outside in the good weather .. I also have a look at the items for sale in the shop and have had a few bargains, some from local crafts people.. There are some beautiful items on offer especially when you get... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum manages to accommodate a range of different interests well. The actual open exhibition of the olds workings is well supported by films, while the glass blowing demonstration were very detailed and good to watch. There are then social history areas, glass history, a children's play area and art gallery. For me the favourite was the impressive chandelier from... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating history of glass making + a view of the workplace in the Victorian Furnace and Underground Tunnels. A glassblowing exhibition - brilliant. Mirror maze and area for children to play. My favourite was the chandelier that was one of 4 from the old Manchester Airport. Lovely snacks and meals in the cafe followed by a browse in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

You can always find that unusual special gift in the lovely gift shop and the cafe is very reasonable with lovely food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

A lovely local museum, the audiovisual display is interesting and informative and the café looking over the "Hotties" is very nice too. Gallery space has changing exhibits so worth checking out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Amazing and mind opening . Many kind of glasses to buy in different shapes . Lamps , mirrors , vases , jewellery and much more .Also can see live glass making demonstration. Also have a cafe overlooking Canal with Ducks . Children play area as well .

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Thank Ben B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We've been to go here for ages as we only live in Liverpool. So glad we finally made it. It was very interesting and informative, especially the glass blowing demonstration. The old tunnels etc were great and it was all worth the entrance fee.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Visited the glass musuem today, was a nice way to kill a few hours, friendly staff but do seem to follow you around abit. Do like to discover things ourselves rather then being told where and what to do. Did seem to feel abit like a school day out at times. Was also drawn to visiting because of the "glass... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

The normal entrance fee is £8 (a lot) but you have access to a lot of the site for free. You can wonder round a few of the public galleries and exhibitions for free and there is lots to look at. Plus a fabulous artisan gift shop ...... with amazing and reasonable prices for glass gifts. And do visit the... More 

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