National Glass Centre is free for groups to visit under their own steam.
A range of information and supporting materials are available to aid your visit and can be found in the resources section. Suggested activities include a tour of National Glass Centre's exhibitions, a glass blowing demonstration with commentary in our hot glass studio, and don't forget to walk on our glass roof!
Self-led groups can book the use of one of our learning spaces for lunch, storage of belongings and any other activities for a fee of up to £25, subject to availability.
Why not book yourself onto one of our CPD courses to familiarise yourself with the gallery and resources, before visiting with your group, in order to make the most of your experience.
Booking is still essential for self-led visits.
My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
Head of Enterprise, Commissioning & the Studio
I am Head of Enterprise, Commissioning and the Studio at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, England and am a member of the Senior Management Team.
I am an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Sara Jo Harrison joined National Glass Centre in 2012 to support the Centre's marketing and Communications strategy.
My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Rachel joined National Glass Centre in 2007 to support the Centre's learning and engagement programme having completed MA Glass the previous year.
Kalki Mansel is one of National Glass Centre's resident glass artists.
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