Visit The World of Glass
where visitors can
take a journey of discovery into one of the most common substances
The new addition to the North West tourist attractions
explores the story of glassmaking from its discovery by ancient
civilisations to the modern, multi-use material we know today.
Fantastic state of the art special effects let visitors
experience how one material has changed our world forever demonstrating
the special qualities of glass and explaining how they are utilised by
modern society in technology as diverse as the world wide web and space
galleries full of surprises
where the magic of glass is brought to life in a fun packed
zone featuring distorting mirrors, kaleidoscopes and periscopes well as an
array of optical instruments. Live
demonstrations of glass blowing by resident artists bring the beauty of
glass to life and unique displays of historical glass
Visitors are also able to marvel at the ingenuity of
bygone technology as they explore the underground maze of tunnels which
are the remains of the oldest glass making tank furnace in the world.
The World of Glass is home to two important museum
collections – the Pilkington Glass Collection and St Helens Council’s
Social and Industrial History Collection.
Opening times are 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday
and Bank Holidays. Please ring for opening times during the Christmas and
New year period.
Admission - £5.30 for adults; £3.80 for children and
concessions; £15.80 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children); £10.80 for a
single family ticket (1 adult and 2 children).
The World of Glass is situated in the heart of St
Helens, just 30 minutes from Manchester and Liverpool – Junction 7 M62.
We are also just 5 minutes walk from St Helens Central Rail and Bus
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