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A magnificent Venetian chandelier regarded as one of the North West's most iconic pieces of public art has found a new home in St Helens.  Click here for BBC coverage.

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Museum - Two great galleries to explore.
Glass Roots Gallery


explains the history of glass with artifacts dating back to Ancient Egypt from 3000 years BC. With Glass from all around the world across many centuries, you will see how glass has played a very important part in our everyday life

Earth into Light Gallery


tells the story of what made St. Helens great from its humble beginnings to its rise a world leader in Glass making. But St. Helens isn’t only Glass, there was a thriving coal community. Plus you can find out what the connection is between a cold remedy and classical music.
Ever wondered what life was like in a Victorian town? Step into St Helens past and relive life in the town in the last century.

Glass Blowing


Live glassblowing demonstrations daily at 12 noon, 13.45pm and 3pm.

Or why not try your hand at blowing a glass bauble on one of our Glass Blowing Courses

Film Show


Experience our amazing special effects film show. It will blow you away!

Victorian Furnace and Underground Tunnels


Explore the underground tunnels of the worlds first continuous regenerative glass making furnace built in 1887 by William Windle Pilkington

Mirror Maze


For inquisitive minds of all ages. Find our resident wizard in his Mirror maze.

Manchester Airport Chandelier


Glass & Glamour.....Reminisce about the age of glamour and air travel. Conserved and rehung in 2008 this 2tonne beauty will take your breath away. Manchester Airport chandelier.

Shop, Eat and Relax


Treat yourself with some retail therapy in our Artisan Gift Shop.
And we have a great cafe with delicious home cooked food in St Helens only canal-side cafe.

Gallery One, The Godfrey Pilkington Gallery and Level One


All of the exhibitions in our programme are FREE admission. Check out our exhibitions and what's on, for what's happening in the coming months.

Schools and Group Visits


For Schools or groups we have some great ideas. Organised groups of all ages can get great rates, including school visits, and The World of Glass is also a popular venue for corporate hospitality, such as award ceremonies, product launches, receptions and other events.

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