MUSEUM - ART GALLERIES - GLASS BLOWING - FILM SHOW - VICTORIAN FURNACE
All of of our temporary exhibitions are FREE ENTRANCE
UNDER THE WEATHER
FROM 16th NOVEMBER
During the days when ships were powered by sail, the captains log documented everything that happened during the day. As sickness could spread rapidly on a ship, there were often times where the number of sailors that were ill exceeded the space provided in the log to record their names. During these times, the excess names of the sick were recorded in the next column, which was reserved for the weather conditions of the day. Thus, it was not unusual for an ill sailor to be listed "under the weather". Nowadays we use the term when we fell "a bit out of sorts" or "not feeling 100%" but if we take it literally, the weather itself can also affect how we feel, from bright spring or summer days to the rain of gloomy autumn days and cold of snowy landscapes. This exhibition explores all of this and more. Artists give freedom to interpret the term "Under the Weather". Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm - call 01744 22766 for more information.
At the heart of The World of Glass is our new gallery which was opened in time for the 2019 Open Art Competition in July 2019. This exhibition space has created a tranquil area within our busy visitor centre which will now showcase our extensive exhibition programme. From local artists,international glass workers and not forgetting our own heritage collection, all will be displayed in a unique setting putting art, culture and heritage at the forefront of everything we aspire to do.
For more information please call us on 01744 22766.
CAFE AND SHOP
Our CafĂ© and Shop are open Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4pm for visitors and non visitors to the museum. Take advantage of a mid moring latte, afternoon glass of wine and check out our latest arrivals in our shop and the handmade glass produced in house by our glass artists. Entrance to cafe, shop and exhibitions is free.