Visiting The World of Glass
It is good fun to see how glass is made - and you actually see a vase being blown! The wizard maze is also really cool!
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The World of Glass - St Helens have kindly offered Skidaddle card holders 2 for 1 offer on entry 2 for 1 offer on entry to the World of Glass Giving you an average saving of £14.00*
*Based on a family of four (2 Adults and 2 Children) unless otherwise stated.
The World of Glass for a great fun day out
For a fun day out this award-winning visitor centre in St Helens has something for all the family.
Everyone will enjoy discovering the special magic of glass, starting with a live glassblowing demonstration as unique and beautiful pieces take shape before your eyes.
Youngsters will be fascinated by the intriguing mirror maze with its resident wizard, while the thrilling film show will open your eyes to the mysteries of this amazing material.
In this stylish contemporary museum you’ll journey through time in the interactive museum galleries and discover the story of glass from ancient times through to the twenty first century.
But glass is just part of the story…
If you’ve ever wondered what life was like in a Victorian town, you can step back in time and relive those days in St Helens.
Remember when air travel still had a touch of glamour? Here you can still admire the magnificent two-tonne Venetian glass chandelier that graced Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1 for over forty years.
In fact everywhere there are beautiful glass art items to admire, including the treasures of the Pilkington Glass Collection.
The World of Glass is also a hub of creative activity with events throughout the year and a wide choice of attractions for visitors.
There are no fewer than three exhibition galleries including the commercial Level One Gallery and these may highlight the museum’s own rich collection or displays by local artists working in a wide variety of media from glass art, painting and photography to installations and 3-D.
Meanwhile reminders of the town’s glass heritage lie all around you. The building’s spectacular entrance cone is a replica of a traditional English Glasshouse dating from 1615 while its historic site incorporates a listed Victorian glassmaking furnace, beneath which you’ll find an amazing labyrinth of tunnels forgotten for years until being recently rediscovered and painstakingly restored by experts.
If you fancy a spot of retail therapy, you’ll find a superb range of glassware and other intriguing gifts in the Artisan Gift Shop. And when it’s time for a break, you’ll find everything you need – from a quick tea or coffee through to a tasty three-course lunch – in the stylish Kaleidoscope Café.
Chalon Way East
Telephone: 01744 22766
Summer - 10.00 am to 5.00pm (last admission 3pm).
Winter - 10.00 am to 4.00pm (last admission 2.30pm)
Monday to Saturday every week.
We are closed Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and every Bank Holiday Monday.
Family tickets £24 (two adults and two children)
and £17.00 (single parent and two children).
Under fives £0.00 free.