National Glass Centre


The National Glass Centre is dedicated to the wonder of glass. A wide range of activities are housed in a stunning glass building which is topped by a sweeping glass roof which you can walk on! Sunderland is renowned as the birthplace of stained glassmaking in Britain. It was introduced in the 7th century by the Christian scholar Benedict Biscop, who brought craftsmen from France to create stained glass for St Peter The Centre hosts several exhibitions as well as glass blowing demonstrations three times a day. The shop stocks a fantastic range of glass, ceramics and jewellery, with many items hand crafted by local artists. The Glass Yard eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, there’s even a ‘Grab and Go’ option for those eating on the run.

Contact Information

National Glass Centre
Liberty Way
  0191 515 5555
  Visit the National Glass Centre website

Useful Information

Disabled access : National Glass Centre has wheelchair access to all areas and a Changing Place facility. There is also a lift available. National Glass Centre welcomes assistance dogs. Free wheelchair hire and hearing loops are available on request
Opening Times : Daily 10am - 5pm except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Last Admission : Last admissions: 4.45pm
Admission Prices : Free

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