World of Glass

Food icon Shop icon Wheelchair access icon

Come along to The World of Glass and see our LIVE Glassblowing demonstrations. Watch as our resident glass artists take blobs of glowing glass from kilns many times hotter than the oven in your kitchen! Be amazed how they create beautifully shaped decorative pieces just by blowing down a tube and using simple tools. Other displays include how we can trick glass into changing colour.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

For visitors the Centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm and Bank Holidays.
Group bookings for evening visits are available on request.

We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Additional info

The World of Glass has been designed with special needs in mind and has easy wheelchair access to all galleries, lifts to all floors, low-mounted video displays and adapted toilet facilities.
Whilst the Cone Building Tunnels are accessible with care, an alternative 'video tour' of the tunnels is provided.
Most galleries also have a hearing loop.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Science and Technology

Key artists and exhibits

  • History of glass and glassmaking

World of Glass
Chalon Way East
St. Helens
WA10 1BX




01744 22766


01744 616966

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.