Glass Making Demonstrations

Our amazing daily glassblowing, lathe and flameworking demonstrations with commentary are free and run throughout the day.

Experience the heat of our 1000 degree furnace and watch our expert glass making team craft stunning pieces before your eyes. You can even book a place to create your own glass object if you fancy a having a go!

11.00 – Flameworking demo (excluding Tuesdays)

12:00 – Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio

13:00 – Glass Lathe demo (excluding Tuesdays)

13.30 – Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio

15:00 – Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio

15:45 – Flameworking demo (excluding Tuesdays)

PLEASE NOTE: We try very hard not to alter the times or cancel our Glassblowing Demonstrations, however very occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel them or alter the times. If you are planning a trip, we recommend you give us a call at 0191 515 5555 (Option 9) on the day of your visit to avoid disappointment.

“We visited a free demonstration of glass-blowing. Having seen such demonstrations in Venice and elsewhere I could have given this a miss. Glad I didn’t – the demonstration at the Glass Centre was informative, fascinating and enjoyable, possibly better than those seen in Venice.” National Glass Centre Visitor Comment