Plan Your Visit

This page contains useful information to help make your day even more special. Unless you are part of a large group there is no need to book.

Opening Times

Last entry to museum is 3pm

Monday: closed

Tuesday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: closed





Our canal side Cafe serves a range of freshly cooked meals and sandwiches. We have a selection of drinks available including alcoholic beverages. For groups of over 20 people we ask that you call in advance of your visit.


Our Car Park prices are below:

10 minutes: FREE
1 hour: £1.00
2 hours: £1.50
Up to 4 hours: £3.00
12 hours: £5.00


Payments of cash or card are taken at the payment machine at the entrance of our building. You can also use the Ringo app.


Just a short 10 minute walk away from The World of Glass is The Mercure Hotel.


Located in the heart of St Helens town centre, Mercure St Helens offers air-conditioned rooms and free parking. It also features an onsite health club.
A private bathroom, TV and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in each room at Mercure St Helens.


More information can be found using the following link:

Train information

Use the link to find out about the services to St Helens Central

St Helens Central Station (

Glass Blowing times

We aim to offer a glass blowing session around midday. We will always try to offer another daily session around 2pm. In peak times we will try to session in another at 3pm. Please phone ahead if you are on a schedule for the latest information 01744 22766. Sometimes we have to move sessions to allow the charity to complete a commision or teach a class. This work allows us to keep the museum open. We cannot guarantee sessions will take place at precise times unfortunately.

Individuals and families Daily Visit

ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM AND TANK HOUSE IS FREE. THERE IS JUST A SMALL CHARGE TO WATCH GLASS BLOWING. UNFORTUNATELY THE TANK HOUSE IS CLOSED UNTIL THURSDAY 18TH APRIL. There is no need to book if you are visiting as an individual or with family and friends. Scroll down the page to find out information about opening times, glass blowing times,  location, cafe, parking, travel, and accomodation.

Find out all about the experience we offer for all Key Stages School Visits
Bespoke sessions Home Schooled Children

We offer sessions for home schooled groups of 20 or more. £6 per head includes  guided tour, glass blowing demonstration, and a workshop. For every 2 children one adult comes free. Additional adults are £4.50. Minumum charge £120. Costs apply to children above the age of 4. Please note costs are subject to additional VAT charge.

Visit times 10am – 1pm or 2pm on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Space is provided to store bags and have lunch.

An amazing day out Group Bookings

We offer sessions for groups of 20 ore more. £12 per head includes coach parking, tea and coffee on arrival, guided tour, glass blowing demonstration, and a lunch of sandwiches and wraps.