In Gallery 1, 2 and 3 from Saturday 10th July 2021
Gallery 3 from 10th July 2021
The Wonders of illustration.
An incredible exhibition exploring the art of illustration. See how children’s books are put together, marvel at the works of Maxine Lee Mackie, Emma Jayne, and Lois Tierney. Come and have your photo taken next to the Viking.
In Gallery 1 from 10th July 2021
Work from various artists and their direct response to the theme of isolation and work created while in lockdown.
Between the Pages
In Gallery 2 and mezzanine from 10th July 2021
To coincide with the Library’s arrival at The World of Glass, we asked artists to respond to the following brief: A picture Paints a thousand words. Explore and celebrate the world of books, lettering and illustration.
Museum, Hot glass studio, Film Show, Jubilee no9
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!