We’re open! – updated 28 September 2020 

We’re open and can’t wait to see you all! National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art reopened to the public from 10am on Monday 28 September 2020. 

We’ve put a few changes in place to keep you safe on your visit so, before we reopen, we recommend you check out our Welcome Back Page,  which tellyou everything you need to know ahead of your trip.    

If you have any other queries, please contact us on [email protected]

National Glass Centre is part of Sunderland Culture, which is a registered charity (No. 1184073). We rely on generous support so that everyone who lives, works or visits Sunderland can experience world-class culture. Making a donation will help to ensure our City’s cultural offer can emerge from this challenge more vibrant than ever.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. If you’d like to help us continue bringing the very best glass and art from around the world here for the people of Sunderland and the North East, please text GLASS to 70085 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message. Or you can support us by visiting our JustGiving page. Thank you for your support.

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Thank you to the Art Fund for its support in helping us re-open safely and welcome visitors back to National Glass Centre.

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