Brorough of Culture 2023
The World of Glass, Saturday March 4th 2023
The launch at the World of Glass of this years Borough of Culture promises to be an exciting and fun event for everyone. There is plenty going on and it’s all FREE. Use the flyer below for timings of the events.
Changes are afoot
What can you expect?
The World of Glass will continue to open during the period of changes, don’t worry. You will always find that you can see glass blowing demonstrations on most days. Call ahead (01744 22766) if you are making a special journey. Even glass blowers can get poorly. The Tank House and tunnels are closed for February too.
We are redesigning our museum galleries and the stories that we tell.
You can expect to see interactive displays that will keep the kids occupied. You will see our beautiful objects displayed in different ways and lit to perfection. You can expect to find spaces for community use and spaces for adult and childrens classes.
We will keep you informed along the way of course, but we aim to keep our cafe open for all the usual hours. Our shop will still sell all those unusual items that you can’t get anywhere else. And you will always be able to expect a warm welcome. We plan to be fully reimagined by July 2023.
Museum, Hot glass studio, 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!