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“Excellent day out!”
Review of The World of Glass

The World of Glass
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in St Helens
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Educational, interesting, fun, and more! Permanent exhibition about the history of the town is a little tired, but really informative. Beautiful collection of glass from across the world. The glass blowing demonstration is great, very skilful! There is a interesting film about glass. The restaurant is basic but very good value and has a pleasing aspect next to the canal. The temporary exhibitions are always interesting.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Really friendly welcome by the staff we spent a very interesting 3 hours here. Lots more to see than we first thought and excellent food in the cafe. Worth a look its 5 mins from the Central railway station. The glassblowing demonstration was informative and very well done .

Thank SimonR2984
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

What a great experience!

The WOG has a onsite cafe, art gallery, shop, museum, Victorian glass furnace and then the modern glass furnace, which you can either view a live glass blowing demo or pay to take part in a workshop.

Half day session is £99 and you get to make a bauble or pay £160 for a full day and make a paperweight, an bauble and either a vase or bowl, you then get to keep all the 3 pieces you make.

Nicky the artist/teacher was absolutely amazing. Very encouraging and engaging, she helps you all the way through the workshop.

One thing which was disappointing was that we had paid £320 in total for a 2 persons full day workshop, which was interrupted as the venue staff had booked in a live demo for other museum visitors, meaning that our session had to be interrupted causing us to loose time on our workshop.

If your paying so much money for a private class then you should get the full day as advertised.

Thank TheGiantYorkshireMan
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place for an interesting tour but there is more to it. Great place to find those unusual gifts, enjoy the art and creative crafts and to enjoy a lunch or a coffee.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Booked in and visited for the half term activities with friends plus kids.
3 adults and 5 children in total.

Participated in glass painting which I the children thoroughly enjoyed and loved the fact that while waiting for paints to dry there were other activities that could be done.

Going to book again for the next half term! Looking forward to it!

Would recommend!

Thank Bitesizedfoodie
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