FREE Admission
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

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FREE Admission
Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

Separator National Glass Centre is part of the University of Sunderland

Free Glass Blowing Demos

Our amazing daily glass blowing, lathe and flame working demonstrations are free and run throughout the day.


Experience the heat of our 1000 degree furnace and watch our expert glass making team craft stunning pieces before your eyes. You can even book a place to create your own glass object if you fancy a having a go! 

"There was also a free demonstration of glass-blowing. Having seen such demonstrations in Venice and elsewhere I could have given this a miss. Glad I didn’t – the demonstration at the Glass Centre was informative, fascinating and enjoyable, possibly better than those seen in Venice."

11.00 - Flameworking at Wearside Glass Sculptures Studio

12:00 - Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio 

13:00 - Glass Lathe in our Hot Glass Studio

13.30 - Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio

15:00 - Glassblowing in our Hot Glass Studio

15:45 - Flameworking at Wearside Glass Sculptures Studio

PLEASE NOTE: We try very hard not to alter the times or cancel our Glass Blowing Demonstrations, however very occasionally, due to circumstances beyone our control, we have to cancel them or alter the times. If you are planning a trip, we recommend you check our What's On Calendar on the day of your visit to avoid disappointment.

From 8 November until 28 December our Glass Blowing Demonstrations with live commentary will not be held at weekends due to our Christmas Bauble Blowing Sessions. However, you are welcome to watch these sessions in our Hot Glass Studio. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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