National Glass Centre

Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL Directions

Tel 0191 515 5555

Business overview

A free cultural attraction celebrating the history of glassmaking in Sunderland. Watch glass being made, see contemporary exhibitions and enjoy creative activities for all ages.

National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland is a cultural attraction and venue with a difference. With glass at the heart of everything we do, we celebrate Sunderland’s glass making heritage and explore the creative potential of this extraordinary material.

Discover the origins, growth and legacy of glass making in Sunderland enjoy our international exhibitions programme, which presents the work of leading contemporary artists in glass and ceramics.

If you are looking for an unusual creative experience you’ll love our One-to-One Glass Blowing Experiences and our range of glass making, jewellery and craft classes. We also run a variety of fun, hands on workshops for young people. Our popular, free glass blowing demonstrations run throughout the day.

Choose the perfect from our selection of beautiful glass and ceramic artworks and jewellery, hand-crafted by local artists.

We also hire out our bright spaces for weddings, celebrations and corporate events.


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Products and services

Art Gallery


Glass Blowing Demonstrations

Glass Blowing Experiences

Adult Courses and Classes

Family Friendly Creative Workshops

Free Entry

Weddings and Party Hire



Air Conditioning

Free Parking

Private Dining

wheelchair accessible

Function Room Hire

Gift Shop

Arts and Crafts

Corporate Event Hire

Craft Workshops

Jewellery Making

Family Days Out

Days Out Sunderland


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