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The World of Glass

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Address: Chalon Wayy East | Chalon Wayy East, St Helens, Merseyside, England, St Helens, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great Day Out

Took my teenage step son and husband. As I have lived in St Helens almost all my life, I found the displays and information brilliant!! Husband and son enjoyed it too. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
wacko41
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my teenage step son and husband. As I have lived in St Helens almost all my life, I found the displays and information brilliant!! Husband and son enjoyed it too. Great gift shop!! Highly recommend. Good parking easy to find as sign posted well x

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a variety of activities: an interactive and informative movie, children's mirror activities, art exhibit, tunnels, and, of course, the glass blowing demonstration. This occurs twice a day on most days. Be sure to check the website for details. The demonstration lasts 20-30 minutes, but it is interesting. Small (or busy) children may not have the attention for... More 

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked as a group for glass blowing. Amy and Charlie were excellent hosts and teachers. We all were well supervised making a glass bauble. Looking forward to coming again.

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1 Thank Lynn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Lots of interesting exhibits, loved the displays of glass from around the world. Some amazing roman glass. We watched the glass blowing display which was really informative. Lunch was really good value and tasty and the shop had some good value gifts. Spent over two hours there and could have spent longer.

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Gloucester, UK
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150 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

There are few museums that will retain my interest for an hour, let alone two, but this is one. Really! Watch the glassblowing, go to the old glassworks, play with the mirror display, read about the chandelier, look round the ezhibits, marvel at the lighthouse lens, watch the multi-media, just go. Enjoy yourself!

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Wherever I hang my hat
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

It is incredible that some folk have given this place only one star but, being such a very tiny minority, does their opinion really matter? Other than it being a bit dear, we thought it was excellent in every respect - from the very informed and helpful lady who gave us the initial brief to the well presented galleries and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

If you dont want to drink plastic Costalot drinks in a sterile atmosphere... ..this is the place to go. Relies on us to keep open. It records the history of St Helens. ..should be totally funded fron education budget

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1 Thank Tony B
middlesbrough
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430 reviews
179 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This. Muesuem is not just the usual glorified shop that some glass museums appear to be. There is a full glass blowing demonstration then a film which really made us honk about its role in today life. There is also the remains of the factory with an interesting outside area. Local history is also depicted. There is of course a... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were surprised at how good this museum was. The best bit was the glass blowing demonstration that was interesting in itself but it set the scene for how dangerous the factory process of making glass must have been. This helped us to appreciate the industrial museum. There was also an interesting section about St Helens itself and the various... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Nice, chilled out atmosphere with cool, jazzy music in background. Food nice but could do with more choice in snacks like cakes etc. Staff very pleasant and very efficient.

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