Attraction in Sunderland
Based in a new building on the banks of the River Wear the National Glass Centre has all the ingredients for a fun day out for people of all ages.
The Glass Tour
Start your journey in the Sunderland Room where you can follow the history of our local glass industry on stained glass panels.
Emerge into the interactive world of the Kaleidoscope Gallery with its video walls and touchscreens telling the story of how glass relates to everyday life.
Then feel the heat as you enter the heart of the NGC. The Glass Factory gives you a birds-eye view of the glassmaking process performed by students of the University of Sunderland’s Glass and Ceramics departments.
And finally, take your seat in the Glass Studio to watch our team of glassmakers perform special demonstrations throughout the day.
Spoil yourself after the Glass Tour in the Glass Shop and Throwingstones Restaurant.
Nearest Train Station: Sunderland
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Nearest UK Airport: Newcastle
Months Open: All Year except Xmas Day & New Years Day
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
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