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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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+44 1744 22766
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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A very professional museum

'World of Glass' is Pilkington's museum which traces the history of glass making in St Helens. You enter though the massive 1897 Victorian Cone into a display area featuring many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

'World of Glass' is Pilkington's museum which traces the history of glass making in St Helens. You enter though the massive 1897 Victorian Cone into a display area featuring many outstanding items of glassware - from a large glass chandelier to intricate pieces to a lighthouse lamp. There is an art gallery on the first floor and across the river... More 

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merseyside
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Reviewed 1 week ago

been many times, good/clean/ good customer service/ great food. lovely staff, service with a smile, very helpful

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Thank tigeress87
Northwich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked at web site no mention of it being closed Easter Friday ,we had travel 50 miles for a day out so you can understand our frustration. Update your site and info please.

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Thank marcward81
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Lots of history, live demonstrations, decent restaurant and quality merchandise to purchase

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends and a worthwhile visit and demonstration . Staff were very good and helpful. Would recommend

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Prescot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly take the children to the glass museum. Watching the glass blowing is amazing - they even offer taster sessions to learn the skill a little yourself. The cafe is great for lunch and the children learn a lot about their local town. I have always found the staff to be great and I also enjoy looking at the... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loads to see and do. Glassblowing demo was amazing. History of glass was well done with a walk around the old furnace etc. Lovely museum with many ancient worldwide pieces of glass (how they have survived all these years) . Lovely pieces to buy in the shop.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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Thank Bethan W
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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