Our amazing daily glass blowing, lathe and flame working demonstrations are free and run throughout the day.
Our world class exhibitions programme presents work by leading glass and ceramics artists.
Discover Sunderland's rich heritage of glass making with our interactive permanent exhibition.
If you want to have a go at creating your own glass artwork - you can!
There are lots of ways to enjoy National Glass Centre with your family!
Our programme of free artist talks, curatorial tours and symposiums offer you the chance to meet out artists and discuss their work and exhibitions with them in person.
Our Exhibitions, Brasserie, Shop, Hot Glass Studio and Learning and Engagement Teams hold special events throughout the year, often working in partnership with other venues and events in the area.
National Glass Centre is the perfect place from which to view the busy Port of Sunderland. Find out more about our interactive installation about the Port.
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Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
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.
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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