TRIP TO THE WORLD OF GLASS,
PILKINGTON MUSEUM, St. Helens
November 7th, 2013
On November 7th 2013, we visited the Glass Museum at St. Helens.
We learned a lot about the history of glass from the time of the Ancient Egyptians to the present day.
We had opted for the inclusive package which gave us coffee and biscuits on arrival - always welcome - and guided tours of the Pilkington Crystal Collection and the Jubilee Cone Building where we saw a short film telling us how glass was made in Victorian times. We saw a special effects film which was very well put together and had time to visit the gift shop with our discount vouchers in hand.
The package included a main course lunch which was enjoyed by all and many re-visited the cafe for cake before returning to Malton.
The centre is also open to individual visitors and we would recommend a visit if you are in the area.
The original Glass House.
and the Glass Museum today. . .
Getting ready for the "Show".
and here we go !! . . . shaping the ball . . .
forming the hollow dish and spinning into shape!
. . . a quick visit under the furnace - via the tunnel . . .
Before 2002 this Murano Chandelier called Manchester Airport "Home".
. . . a crystal clear and illuminating visit!
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