Museum - Two great galleries to explore.
Glass Roots Gallery
explains the history of glass with artifacts dating back to Ancient Egypt from 3000 years BC. With Glass from all around the world across many centuries, you will see how glass has played a very important part in our everyday life
Earth into Light Gallery
tells the story of what made St. Helens great from its humble beginnings to its rise a world leader in Glass making. But St. Helens isnâ€™t only Glass, there was a thriving coal community. Plus you can find out what the connection is between a cold remedy and classical music.
Ever wondered what life was like in a Victorian town? Step into St Helens past and relive life in the town in the last century.
Glassblowing demonstrations times are 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm Tuesday to Saturday. At busy periods we may put more demonstrations on.
Three Screen Film Show
Experience our amazing film which explains why you can't really live with glass
film show. It will blow you away!
Victorian Furnace and Underground Tunnels
CURRENTLY CLOSED - Explore the underground tunnels of the worlds first continuous regenerative glass making furnace built in 1887 by William Windle Pilkington.
Manchester Airport Chandelier
Glass & Glamour.....Reminisce about the age of glamour and air travel. Conserved and rehung in 2008 this 2tonne beauty will take your breath away. Manchester Airport chandelier.
Shop, Eat and Relax
Treat yourself with some retail therapy in our Artisan Gift Shop.
And we have a great cafe with delicious home cooked food in St Helens only canal-side cafe.
Gallery One, The Godfrey Pilkington Gallery and Level One
All of the exhibitions in our programme are FREE admission. Check out our exhibitions and what's on, for what's happening in the coming months.
Schools and Group Visits
For Schools or groups we have some great ideas. Organised groups of all ages can get great rates, including school visits, and The World of Glass is also a popular venue for corporate hospitality, such as award ceremonies, product launches, receptions and other events.