MUSEUM 10am – 4pm. Last entry 3pm. Tuesday – Saturday
Cafe 10 – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday.
Shop fully open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4.30pm
The Museum and cafe are closed on Monday for winter.
CLOSED BANK HOLIDAY’s.
Museum entry FREE
Glass Blowing Demo
GLASS ROOTS GALLERY MUSEUM – TWO GALLERIES TO EXPLORE
The museum explains the history of glass with artefacts 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.
Glassblowing demonstrations times are normally 12noon. 1.45pm and 3pm Tuesday to Saturday. During busy times more demonstrations will be added throughout the day. We reserve the right to change demonstration times when we have classes on
VICTORIAN FURNACE & UNDERGROUND TUNNELS
OPEN AGAIN – Explore the underground tunnels of one of the worlds first continuous regenerative tank glass making furnace built in 1887 by William Windle Pilkington. Glass was blown in large cylinders then cut, flattened and polished in to large sheets. English Heritage say it is the best surviving example in England. It is a grade 2* listed building.
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