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

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Well worth a visit.

Lots of interesting exhibits, loved the displays of glass from around the world. Some amazing roman glass. We watched the glass blowing display which was really informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting exhibits, loved the displays of glass from around the world. Some amazing roman glass. We watched the glass blowing display which was really informative. Lunch was really good value and tasty and the shop had some good value gifts. Spent over two hours there and could have spent longer.

Thank Lesvrech
Gloucester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are few museums that will retain my interest for an hour, let alone two, but this is one. Really! Watch the glassblowing, go to the old glassworks, play with the mirror display, read about the chandelier, look round the ezhibits, marvel at the lighthouse lens, watch the multi-media, just go. Enjoy yourself!

Thank JAGBrown
Wherever I hang my hat
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is incredible that some folk have given this place only one star but, being such a very tiny minority, does their opinion really matter? Other than it being a bit dear, we thought it was excellent in every respect - from the very informed and helpful lady who gave us the initial brief to the well presented galleries and... More 

Thank Toptravellingman
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you dont want to drink plastic Costalot drinks in a sterile atmosphere... ..this is the place to go. Relies on us to keep open. It records the history of St Helens. ..should be totally funded fron education budget

Thank Tony B
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428 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This. Muesuem is not just the usual glorified shop that some glass museums appear to be. There is a full glass blowing demonstration then a film which really made us honk about its role in today life. There is also the remains of the factory with an interesting outside area. Local history is also depicted. There is of course a... More 

Thank helstravels
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised at how good this museum was. The best bit was the glass blowing demonstration that was interesting in itself but it set the scene for how dangerous the factory process of making glass must have been. This helped us to appreciate the industrial museum. There was also an interesting section about St Helens itself and the various... More 

Thank kaw32
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, chilled out atmosphere with cool, jazzy music in background. Food nice but could do with more choice in snacks like cakes etc. Staff very pleasant and very efficient.

Thank Keith L
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the spooky tour with the grandchildren. We all enjoyed it. Very informative, atmospheric and great food. We also painted Halloween lanterns on a different occasion. They had a brilliant time that day also. It is a great place to visit at any time and all the staff are marvellous. It is also a fantastic venue for the regular... More 

1 Thank tracey p
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550 reviews
331 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Well for a museum. We went to see the Embroidery exhibition in the gallery. Now I like watching glass blowers at work, and there are demos. The cafe was good. The museum was o.k. But the tunnels and furnace room were interesting.

1 Thank Mikethenailer
Nottingham, England
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wife had a glass blowing experience here and the day was brilliant. The glassbloweres were highly skilled and friendly so my wife and two other ladies had a great day making different pieces of glassworks. While my wife was busy I was shown around most of the museum by a very knowledgable attendant. All together it was a really good... More 

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