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Use the link below to cast your vote for the open art winner




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



Christmas Activities

The World of Glass. 

December 2022.

Christmas trails for the kids, glass blowing demonstrations and ticketed events makes sure that there is plenty for the whole family this December. 

Breakfast with Santa on December 17th – email info@worldofglass to reserve your place

Blow a glass Bauble family event – various dates – email

There’s also our shop, cafe and play area. What’s not to like?


Visitor Experience

Museum, Hot glass studio, 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!