Group Tours

We offer great days out for groups!

“All of the group enjoyed the day immensely because of the expertise and enthusiasm of the staff!”

Whether you are an organised bus trip, a community group or a group of friends looking for a day out with a difference, National Glass Centre is for you!

We love welcoming groups to visit National Glass Centre, however to ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible, we highly recommend that you book one of our group packages for a hassle free, all inclusive visit, featuring many exclusive benefits.

Group packages start at £9 per person.

For further information about visiting National Glass Centre as a group or to book your visit call Visitor Services on 0191 568 9700

Please Note – If you plan on visiting with a self-led group with more than 10 people, please inform us prior to your visit in order to help us accommodate your group.

  • Full Day Package

    10.30 – 16.00 / £17.00pp

    Our full day itinerary includes:

    Guided tour of our Galleries and exclusive, behind the scenes areas
    Live Glass Making Demonstrations with Commentary (Glass Blowing, Lathe and Flameworking)
    Lunch in our riverside eatery The Glass Yard (homemade soup and sandwich and filter coffee)
    Afternoon tea/coffee and scone

    Groups also receive 10% discount in our Shop!

  • Morning Package

    10.00 – 13.30 / £9.00pp

    Our morning itinerary includes:

    Guided tour of our Galleries and exclusive, behind the scenes areas
    Live Glass Making Demonstrations with Commentary (Glass Blowing, Lathe and Flameworking)
    Morning tea/coffee and scone

    Groups also receive 10% discount in our Shop!

  • Afternoon Package

    13.00 – 16.00 / £9.00pp

    Our afternoon itinerary includes:

    Guided tour of our Galleries and exclusive, behind the scenes areas
    Live Glass Making Demonstrations with Commentary (Glass Blowing and Flameworking)
    Afternoon tea/coffee and scone

    Groups also receive 10% discount in our Shop!

  • Planning your Group Visit

    BENEFITS
    • 10% discount in National Glass Centre Shop
    • Private group tours
    • Complimentary tea/coffee and scone for driver
    • Organiser goes free with groups of 20 people or more
    • Free familiarisation tour for organiser ahead of the visit
    • Optional visit to St Peter’s Church
    • Ask about our bespoke group Glass Making Experiences (additional costs apply)

    BOOKING
    To book one of our Group Tour Packages
    Call: 0191 568 9700
    Email: info@nationalglasscentre.com

    Group tour packages available during school term time only. Tours are not available on weekends or during gallery changeovers.
    Min 10 and Max 40 people.
    25% non refundable deposit required on confirmation of booking.
    Full balance due 7 days in advance of visit.

    FACILITIES
    • Open Daily: 10am – 5pm
    • Free visitor coach and car parking
    • 10 mins walk from St Peter’s Metro Station
    • 20 mins walk from Sunderland City Centre (good bus links)
    • Cycle Dock with repair centre, bike stands and pic-nic area
    • Free wheelchair hire
    • Disabled toilets and changing facilities
    • Passenger lift
    • Hearing loop
    • Assistance dogs welcome

    View our Group Tour Leaflet