Re-opening information

We’re delighted to have reopened following recent storm damage!  

Things will be a little bit different for a while as we continue to address the storm damage to the riverside front of the building. But our team has worked hard to make changes so that we can offer visitors a packed programme of exhibitions, events, activities and shopping. 

The downstairs entrance is still closed, so we’ve temporarily relocated our much loved shop upstairs, with its selection of beautiful, locally crafted glass and ceramic artworks and jewellery, as well as homeware, toys and gifts.

Our Glass Yard café has also relocated upstairs so pop in for a hot drink and sweet treat!

Our exhibition – Glass World – is open in the NGC Gallery featuring some of the remarkable works in our permanent collection from artists based in thirty different countries. Our Collections Gallery and Stories of Glass permanent exhibition are also open to enjoy. 

The new entrance for the NGCA Main Gallery is located down the righthand side of the National Glass Centre building on the Riverside. Please follow the signage outside National Glass Centre or ask at National Glass Centre’s visitor service desk.

Our ever-popular glass blowing demonstrations will be going ahead again. We’ll be posting details each day on our website to confirm the demonstration times, so be sure to check before you visit. 

We have a jam-packed programme of family activities and adult courses, ready to inspire and entertain visitors of all ages. And families visiting can also pick up a trail and a backpack from reception to discover fun things to do while you’re here. 

Any questions or concerns, our friendly Visitor Services team are on hand as always to answer any queries at reception, on [email protected] or 0191 515 5555 option 4.   

We’ve can’t wait to welcome you to National Glass Centre!

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