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National Glass Centre

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GLASS MUSEUM

Great place to take the family - exciting to watch the glass blowers and some lovely souvenirs in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sue W
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Durham, United Kingdom
Why not as we were passing

Not expecting much as we saw the sign and stopped Free entry so would it be good? However we had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryan D
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London, United Kingdom
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Based in a unique, contemporary glass and steel building, the National Glass Centre houses exhibition galleries, artists' studios and production facilities, a craft & design shop and an award winning café/restaurant. National Glass Centre is part of...more
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Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL, England
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All reviewsgift shopoverlooking the riverfor salechristmas baublesfree entrywell worth a visitmodern buildingcafe restaurantsconesinteresting placeinteresting visitinteresting historyon displaylovely cafecouple of hoursgreat place to visitvisited today
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to take the family - exciting to watch the glass blowers and some lovely souvenirs in the shop. Also go out the back door and sit by the river for a while.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not expecting much as we saw the sign and stopped Free entry so would it be good? However we had a good hour or do wandering and also watching the glass blowing demonstration Very informative and interesting.

Thank Bryan D
NGC_GlassCentre, Front Office Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Bryan We are pleased you saw the sign and stopped! We hope you are able to visit us again in the future. Kind regards.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Some amazing artefacts and great displays in this stunning building. Well worth a visit, to look back at the area's history within glass making.

Thank gelvisblue
NGC_GlassCentre, Front Office Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience at National Glass Centre. Hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to do something near our holiday cottage on a wet Bank Holiday Sunday and this fitted the bill beautifully - and was free, although we had no difficulty in parting with a donation. The roof was closed off, as per the website, but...More

Thank dirtmother
NGC_GlassCentre, Front Office Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit and very interesting. At specific times glass blowing can be observed then unique items made there can be purchased at very reasonable prices. Your visit can be topped off with a coffee over looking the river Wear. Plus its free to enter.

Thank malcolmc125
NGC_GlassCentre, Front Office Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What beautiful glassware on display and also a lot of glass ships in bottles. You can read a various information boards about the history of glass making in Sudnerland. There was an exhibition of items of glass made by young people from different parts of...More

Thank vivEngland
NGC_GlassCentre, Front Office Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forwarded to welcoming you back to National Glass Centre soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my teenage daughters. You used to be able to walk on the glass roof and look along the river, all closed off now.(says under repair) but been like that for months!. Inside you can watch (at certain times) students blowing glass which is very...More

Thank Alan B
NGC_GlassCentre, Front Office Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alan Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the glass roof has had to be closed for safety reasons. During necessary maintenance and repair work a full structural survey revealed that more substantial repairs are required. Therefore, the roof will have to remain closed until...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a visit to The Glass Centre in Sunderland as my friend and I live within 25 miles of it and were in Sunderland anyway. We found a parking space easily, but there’s not a lot of disabled spaces, (that we saw anyway)...More

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NGC_GlassCentre, Front Office Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kaye Thank you for taking the time to write your review regarding your visit to National Glass Centre. I'm particularly sorry to hear of your experience in the restaurant. I can confirm that your comments have been taken seriously and have been taken into...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a really fun trip out, plenty to see and the glass blowing demo was amazing. Best of all its totally free! Also the cafe is worth the visit by itself.

Thank David H
NGC_GlassCentre, Front Office Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI David We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't spend long here as it was getting near the end of the day, but we were impressed by the range of what was on offer. We saw some galss making going on and the people were very willing to explain about it all....More

Thank John P
NGC_GlassCentre, Guest Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for a longer visit. Kind regards.

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JGnSPC
December 12, 2016|
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Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
i just tried website. Seems ok as far as I can see. if you have not been there before i can assure you there are plenty of gifts starting at only a few pounds. they also do a lot of glass blowing workshops. Maybe give them a... More
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Hilary C
March 28, 2016|
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Response from NGC_GlassCentre | Property representative |
Hi Hilary, Yes that should be fine, we have an overflow carpark to the side of the centre which we open if our main carpark is full.
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ourcally
October 13, 2015|
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Response from NGC_GlassCentre | Property representative |
HI, we are around a 15 minute walk from St Peter's Metro Station. The easiest way to find us is to leave the station and cross the main road (North Bridge Street) and walk along Dame Dorothy Street towards the coast. You... More
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