Glass Blowing Courses

Have a go at glass blowing with our courses here at The World Of Glass with our expert glass artists. There are three levels of course; Introduction, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2. We also offer a full package with an overnight stay. Click on the link below to get a PDF sheet with information of available dates. 


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New Exhibitions




Gallery 1 from 11th September 2021

John Charles.

One of Mersyside’s most popular artists takes over the main gallery with his incredible paintings. Be amazed by his technique and use of colour, not to mention the celebrities he has captured. Not to be missed this one.

Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges

In Gallery 3 (Godfrey Pilkington) from 11th September 2021

Nancy Collantine

Whether we are inside looking out, or outside looking in, Nancy Collantine’s paintings and installations, encased in margins, edges and frames, offer a patchwork of possibilities that spill out over the edges of wobbly grids. Come and enjoy the peace and clarity this exhibition offers.


Cannington Shaw

In Gallery 2 from 11th September 2021

Heritage Exhibition

In “Glass Past meets Glass Futures”, the story of Cannington Shaw No 7 Bottle Shop is pictured, containing real life stories and photographs of those who lived and worked at that time. See original bottles, maps and timelines of the bottle shop.



mezzanine from 11th  September 2021

Andrew Alan Johnson

A collection of bright and uplifting art, by International selling artist Andrew Alan Johnson. Andrew is a St Helens born artist who prefers to use acrylic paints, due to their versatility that lends itself to his working processes. Often, this unique artist will hand sculpt aspects of a piece, before it is then secured to the work before the actual painting work is started. Andrew loves texture and works primarily with pallet knives and thick paint, whilst also utilising the fluidity of acrylics like watercolours, when diluted. Light plays an important role in influencing this artist’s work. Andrew likes to create an uplifting aspect of hope in his art and he is adept at using light, shading, texture and colour to evoke this feeling. Nature is a source of great inspiration and its healing energy and calming presence urges this artist to create his interpretation and response to it, in a variety of exciting ways. His ethos is to bring joy and healing energy to the world… a little bit of rapture!


Visitor Experience

Museum, Hot glass studio, Film Show, Jubilee no9

Paid Attractions

Pilkington Glass Collection & Earth into Light

Museum permanent collection

One of the most important glass collections in the UK. Ancient Glass (Roman and Egyption), Medieval, Asian, right the way through to European and Contemporary. 

Earth into Light tells the story of St Helens and its place at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. 


Glass Blowing Demonstrations

Hot Glass studio (timed displays)

Marvel at our Glass Blower Marcin, as he blows hot glass and makes something special.  


Jubilee No 9

Over the Canal to the tank house

The Number nine Tank House is the best surviving example of a late 19th century glassmaking tank furnace building in England, comprising the building, its cone and furnace. You can explore the tunnels beneath. Make sure you put on a hard hat!