The World of Glass
The World of Glass
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  • Mags B
    East Kilbride, United Kingdom801 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glass Blowing Demo and Cafe
    Stopped of on our way home to Scotland for some lunch at the cafe. Parking charges in the car park - prices don't match the signs! Cafe had soup, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cakes. No longer do paninis or chicken and stuffing sandwiches despite this on the webpage and some menus in the actual cafe which is fair enough but didn't like how the manager looked at us as if we were mad when we tried to order them. His manner was definitely abrupt and condescending and also annoying when you get your hot drinks and then he tells us it'll be a wait of 25 mins for our food! Food was good but service is part of the experience which let this place down. As for the World of Glass - big shout out to Cate, the apprentice glass blower. We were disappointed when he the day off but Cate gave us a full demo of the glass making and was very informative and funny. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Lesley R
    Mold, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful visit - a hidden gem.
    I’m an outings’ organiser and visited World of Glass today with the second group I’ve brought in 2 weeks. Every one of the 100 people who came enjoyed the visit enormously. The variety of things to see and experience is fabulous and the staff brilliant. A hidden gem and tremendous value for money. Highly recommended
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 February 2024
  • Monty
    41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great definitely worth a visit
    A great place full of beautiful glass and very interesting information about Borge the business and area. Staff very welcoming. The glass blowing demonstration was fab! We were very disappointed with the lack of food available at 12.50 as there wasn’t much left! My advice would be to eat elsewhere. Only 2 cubicles in the ladies toilets, not enough really for such a big venue.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2024
  • Colin Park
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating museum
    A fascinating museum giving an insight into the history of glass making with displays dating from 3000 years ago. You can book a tour to see glass making at first hand (there is a charge for this). Cafe selling a range of snacks and limited hot food. Friendly staff and willing to spend time explaining various processes of glass making. Only downside was that the tunnels were not open.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 April 2024
  • ckc59
    Wigan, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Fiddler's Ferry Power Station
    I visited the World of Glass specifically to see the amazing, Exhibition of the outstanding talent of Artists Shaun Smyth and Lee Harrison relating to the iconic Fiddler's Ferry Power Station after its closure in March 2020. The unique access they had to bring such work to life, captures the full history of the Power Station. The oil paintings & photography are simply outstanding. And I was very privileged to have had the opportunity to appreciate the Exhibition. Though, I would have liked to have seen the World of Glass, putting more effort into their marketing strategies & advertising with a view to considering varied events that could be utilised and bring money into the World of Glass.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 April 2024
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Tikku
United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We weren't sure what to expect at the World of Glass, but it was surprisingly entertaining! The glass-blowing demonstrations were fascinating, and the museum offered an interesting glimpse into St Helens' history.
Written 23 April 2024
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ckc59
Wigan, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I visited the World of Glass specifically to see the amazing, Exhibition of the outstanding talent of Artists Shaun Smyth and Lee Harrison relating to the iconic Fiddler's Ferry Power Station after its closure in March 2020. The unique access they had to bring such work to life, captures the full history of the Power Station. The oil paintings & photography are simply outstanding. And I was very privileged to have had the opportunity to appreciate the Exhibition.

Though, I would have liked to have seen the World of Glass, putting more effort into their marketing strategies & advertising with a view to considering varied events that could be utilised and bring money into the World of Glass.
Written 21 April 2024
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Colin Park
Macclesfield, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A fascinating museum giving an insight into the history of glass making with displays dating from 3000 years ago. You can book a tour to see glass making at first hand (there is a charge for this). Cafe selling a range of snacks and limited hot food. Friendly staff and willing to spend time explaining various processes of glass making. Only downside was that the tunnels were not open.
Written 13 April 2024
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Monty
liverpool41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A great place full of beautiful glass and very interesting information about Borge the business and area. Staff very welcoming.

The glass blowing demonstration was fab!

We were very disappointed with the lack of food available at 12.50 as there wasn’t much left! My advice would be to eat elsewhere.

Only 2 cubicles in the ladies toilets, not enough really for such a big venue.
Written 5 April 2024
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Anne B
Wigan, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I have for last 6 months undergone cancer treatment and have as a result not been able to have close contact with my grandchildren so as had finally finished treatment and was feeling stronger and healthy I took the opportunity this half term to take my oldest two teenage grandsons out for the day. As the weather was cold and wet I chose World of glass as it was not too far to travel and was something a bit different. We parked up and I bought a £3 four hour parking ticket intending to treat them to lunch in the cafe there too. We loved the glass blowing display and the rest of the exhibits including the tunnels - it really entertained and informed. However after nearly two hours we were done and looking to eat lunch. Unfortunately there was some sort of corporate event on in the cafe and there were no seats available for museum customers? So we left the venue and went else where to eat.
Imagine my horror when two weeks later I received a penalty charge notice for failure to pay for my parking in sum of £100! Fortunately I could prove I had paid for double the amount of time I spent there by way of a bank statement- I paid via card thank goodness. So I appealed. Imagine my shock when the appeal was rejected because it would seem that the machine had failed to register the first three digits of my registration number. They said that although I had paid because the full registration was not inputted I was still liable only now it would be £20 fine! It seems reading the trip adviser reviews that exactly the same thing happened in June to another visitor - either the machine is faulty or the tiny keyboard sticks etc - whatever the case it appears that this is something that has occurred more than once. I won’t be paying the £20 I have appealed this time to the companies trade association. I believe this is a total rip off. I will not visit this location again and I would not recommend that any one else does either until the parking company changes its practices.
Written 2 March 2024
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Lesley R
Mold, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I’m an outings’ organiser and visited World of Glass today with the second group I’ve brought in 2 weeks. Every one of the 100 people who came enjoyed the visit enormously. The variety of things to see and experience is fabulous and the staff brilliant. A hidden gem and tremendous value for money. Highly recommended
Written 6 February 2024
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Positive L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing museum and tunnels entertained our 3 children who are 9, 15 and 17 years old. The best coffee if you like a nice fresh coffee here’s the place to nip for a brew too.
Written 26 January 2024
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rabbit19
Wigan, UK1,238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited here with my husband and little boy, staff was great, very friendly and informative, the galleries was brilliant my little boy loved the interactive parts and the tunnels, so well maintained and a beautiful building would highly recommend a visit here
Written 14 October 2023
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Dot R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
It couldn't be improved, the whole family enjoyed every minute, staff were amazing, so helpful and informative and as a mobility scooter user I was so surprized that I could access everything.
Written 27 August 2023
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joanne e
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Visited for the first time in years with my daughter (age 12), niece age (17) and brother as I'm a local and I can honestly say it Was a brilliant few hours.
The Manchester airport chandelier is impressive.
The new museum was excellent, very interesting and educational, with some interaction involved .
We watched the glass blowing and it was really good. We sat in the outside cafe and also visited the tunnels
Then had a good browse in the gift shop.
Staff are super nice and chatty
Thank you
Written 17 August 2023
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