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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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Beautiful gift shop

You can always find that unusual special gift in the lovely gift shop and the cafe is very reasonable with lovely food.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Janeybobs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can always find that unusual special gift in the lovely gift shop and the cafe is very reasonable with lovely food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely local museum, the audiovisual display is interesting and informative and the café looking over the "Hotties" is very nice too. Gallery space has changing exhibits so worth checking out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing and mind opening . Many kind of glasses to buy in different shapes . Lamps , mirrors , vases , jewellery and much more .Also can see live glass making demonstration. Also have a cafe overlooking Canal with Ducks . Children play area as well .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to go here for ages as we only live in Liverpool. So glad we finally made it. It was very interesting and informative, especially the glass blowing demonstration. The old tunnels etc were great and it was all worth the entrance fee.

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Thank Andy F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the glass musuem today, was a nice way to kill a few hours, friendly staff but do seem to follow you around abit. Do like to discover things ourselves rather then being told where and what to do. Did seem to feel abit like a school day out at times. Was also drawn to visiting because of the "glass... More 

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Thank Elle S
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The normal entrance fee is £8 (a lot) but you have access to a lot of the site for free. You can wonder round a few of the public galleries and exhibitions for free and there is lots to look at. Plus a fabulous artisan gift shop ...... with amazing and reasonable prices for glass gifts. And do visit the... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The world of Glass celebrates the industrial heritage of the Town of St.Helens which revolutionized the manufacture and development of glass. The Museum is split into three distinct sections, several galleries telling the story of the development of glass followed by a gallery about the historical development of St.Helens and thirdly the rst of the museum is about glass manufacture/development... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

"World of Glass" is a very pleasant place to visit - for an afternoon or even a full day. There is a lot to see - with information in a variety of formats. The glass blowing presentation is excellent - very informative. The cafe has good food and is a pleasant place to be. All staff were very friendly and... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Took my teenage step son and husband. As I have lived in St Helens almost all my life, I found the displays and information brilliant!! Husband and son enjoyed it too. Great gift shop!! Highly recommend. Good parking easy to find as sign posted well x

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The museum has a variety of activities: an interactive and informative movie, children's mirror activities, art exhibit, tunnels, and, of course, the glass blowing demonstration. This occurs twice a day on most days. Be sure to check the website for details. The demonstration lasts 20-30 minutes, but it is interesting. Small (or busy) children may not have the attention for... More 

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