Makers Market & so much more!

Sunday 2nd October, 11am – 4pm. 

Come and explore the museum galleries for free this weekend. Free Entry into our makers market where local crafters and creators offer you beautiful goodies. Grab a copy of our new explorers booklet for the little ones. fun session for under 5’s at 11am -12noon on a first come first served basis. Use the garden and play area or have a bite to eat in our cafe. There’s a shop too with lots of original pieces from local artists. For a small fee you can have your face painted! 



St Helens Open Art 2022

Saturday 19th November – Friday 6th January 2023

Godfrey Pilkington Gallery, Gallery three, Mezzanine.

An exhibition of art from the Towns residents. Back after 2 years we celbrate the best creative outputs from those who live and work in St Helens. Art & Design, 3D, photography, textiles and more. This year we also allow entries from outside the borough to submit to the Liverpool City Region category. With prizes and a private view, the comptetition is back with a bang. Download your application form below and enter on the 12th November 2022. Click the link below 



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The World Reimagined

Cafe Garden. 

Until October 20th 2022.

Still We Rise

One of 103 unique globes across the UK exploring the history, legacy and future of the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans through the work of international artists. 






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!