Focus your visit with two of our handling/gallery sessions and one craft session. In addition to a live glassblowing demonstration, a special effects show and a visit to our interactive Glass Magic area.
Glass Properties Key Stages 1 and 2 Science
How do we make glass? What can we use glass for and why?
Pupils will be encouraged to handle glass artefacts, both old and new and lead a discussion about the scientific properties of glass and its impact on our lives.
The Ancient Egyptians Key Stages 1 and 2 History.
This handling session uses artefacts to learn about daily Life, Religion and The Afterlife, helping pupils to understand the Ancient Egyptians drawing evidence from the surviving remains we have today.
With a choice of a gallery or handling session, this workshop focuses on life in Victorian Britain and looks at the changes in Education, Industry, Working Life and Leisure. The Earth into Light Gallery highlights the changes in the town of St. Helens in this period.
Based in the Victorian Cone Building, the session uses artefacts and photos; to examine glass made up until the Victorian era. Pupils will also learn about the lives of the Victorian Glass workers and can explore the tunnels beneath the building.