2022 marked 100 years since Pyrex was made in Sunderland. The city’s glassmaking tradition has been celebrated with a rich programme of events recognising the important role of glassmaking in the story of Sunderland and the people that live here.
The third and final of our centenary celebration displays features Pyrex homewares, shown in the 20th Century Gallery. Reassuringly familiar Pyrex can evoke memories and conjure up thoughts of past meals enjoyed with family or friends.
Pyrex: the famous, functional glassware, has travelled from Sunderland around the world and into people’s homes… and hearts. Our online exhibition explores people’s Pyrex and their stories.
We’re still seeking Pyrex stories for our online exhibition! Complete the online form to contribute your memories.
Pyrex for Communities
Want to find out more about Sunderland Pyrex? Contact the team and we can visit your community or group to share some of the hidden Pyrex stories. Contact [email protected] for more information.
The Pyrex Recipe Project
Warm your heart (and your belly!) with a selection of recipes created by Sunderland Culture and Life Kitchen that are perfect for your Pyrex!
Pyrex100 is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, administered by the Museums Association on behalf of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.