We would like to give you a virtual welcome to The World of Glass.
The World of Glass is an award winning Museum and Arts Centre right at the heart of St Helens Town Centre. Home to the St Helens Boroughs’ Heritage and Art collection, The World of Glass gives an insight into a town whose roots are firmly planted in the Industrial Revolution and whose inventions changed the way we live today. St Helens is famous for its mining heritage, rugby and of course glass but it also has story to tell bridging two world wars.
The World of Glass is home to the internationally renowned Pilkington Glass collection, which showcases ceramics and glass from 3500BC to the present day. Both collections include names you will be familiar with; Beechams, Pilkingtons, Galle, Tiffany and Lalique but you may be surprised by one or two other names and their connection to St Helens.
On your visit you will also see our live glassblowing demonstrations and meet our resident team of glassblowers. We also have a three screen film show and The No 9 Jubilee Victorian Cone Building – home to the first continuous regenerative glass making furnace in England – and underground tunnels. There are also two contemporary exhibitions spaces where we showcase a varied selection of exhibitions throughout the year.
Why not enjoy lunch or a delicious cappuccino in our canal side café, or treat yourself in our Artisan shop and Contemporary art gallery, Level One.
Learning should be interesting and fun. Our visits can be adapted to include up to 3 workshops, a glassblowing demonstration and visit to our 3 screen film show.