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National Glass Centre

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Part of our weekly riverside and coastal walk.

Great place for a coffee break and occasional exhibit visit. Lovely, friendly staff. Riverside... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
leestephenson20
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting place for all ages.

Went with over 50,s guys,all enjoyed the day.The demonstrations were really interesting and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gws47
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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 reviews gift shop for sale overlooking the river christmas baubles well worth a visit free entry modern building cafe restaurant scones sunderland area interesting place interesting history on display interesting visit lovely cafe great place to visit sunday lunch
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for a coffee break and occasional exhibit visit. Lovely, friendly staff. Riverside views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leestephenson20
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a Christmas lunch here yesterday with a group of friends. Quality of food was poor, unimaginative and service very slow indeed. Many in the party left food, some of which arrived cold to start with. Very disappointed and poor value for money. You have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank smallart
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your feedback regarding your recent visit to National Glass Centre. I’m sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your festive lunch in The Glass Yard. Our chefs strive to create menus that appeal to all guests, so I’m disappointed to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with over 50,s guys,all enjoyed the day.The demonstrations were really interesting and the place itself is a beautifully designed building,with easy access for disabled.Good cafe with a decent menu .well worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gws47
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, thanks for the positive review and your kind comments about the Centre and the cafe. We look forward to welcoming you back to NGC soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organised a reunion for about fifty members of my family and chose the National Glass Centre as the venue. The event took place on Saturday 3td November 2018 and was a huge success. From the very first email to the post event feedback, Jessica...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paulinet20172017
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Pauline, thanks for posting such a positive review and we're delighted to hear how much everyone enjoyed the event. We'll make sure your kind words are copied to Jessica and her team, they really appreciate such positive feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This activity never fails to please everyone. It was our 5th year blowing Christmas baubles and we loved it. Luckily we had Dave again!! An amazing experience to blow a bespoke, unique, one off bauble. Just can't wait for next year!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah L
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, thanks for leaving such a positive review. The Christmas Baubles workshops have proved incredibly popular, the fact you've come back so many times speaks volumes for how much people enjoy them. We hope to see you back at National Glass Centre soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to blow glass. A friend and I attended on of the Blow Your Own Bauble workshops and it didn’t disappoint the guys were fab, very helpful and interesting and i can’t wait to collect my finished bauble. Would certainly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WMarsh
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for leaving a review and we appreciate the kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the Blow Your Own Bauble experience, they have proved incredibly popular!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hello, we recently had our wedding at the glass centre and I couldn't fault it. Everything was so organised and everyone I have spoken to had a wonderful day. Definitely should be considered for your next event.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jennifer m
NGC_GlassCentre, Guest Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer Firstly congratulations! We are so pleased your wedding day was such a success. It's such an important day and our dedicated team will always make sure they do everything they can to make the day extra special. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had broken a vase that my late mother had painted. I rang the Glass centre for advice to repair it The staff were extremely helpful. They escorted Dad and me to the workshop and introduced us to Brian. Brian repaired the vase there and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michellewT4351YA
NGC_GlassCentre, Guest Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Michelle Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased you were able to repair your vase. Your kind comments will be passed on to Brian. Kind regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is plenty to see inside the Glass centre. Daily exhibitions plus glass blowing demonstrations. The shop displays and sells the beautiful sculptures that have been produced. A restaurant is also attached with a variety of hot and cold food. It is an excellent place...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Janet F
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Janet, thanks for the positive review and your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to NGC soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good visit very enjoyable took a friend who was visiting us .also a very good coffee and cakes or sandwiches really tasty

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jklynch2017
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed your visit and also the refreshments in The Glass Yard. We look forward to welcoming you back to National Glass Centre soon.

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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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