The National Glass Centre is located on the banks of the River Wear at Monkwearmouth in Sunderland.
See map above.
National Glass Centre is part of the Coast to Coast (C2C) cycle route from Cumbria to Sunderland.
By Train or Metro
National Glass Centre is a 15 minute walk from St Peter’s Metro Station. Journey time from Newcastle to St Peter's Station is 25 minutes. Directions for how to reach us from St Peter's Metro Station are marked on the map below. The easiest route is to walk along Dame Dorothy Street towards the coast and turn right at the roundabout with all of the National Glass Centre flags on it.
The E1 takes you from Sunderland City Centre to Roker Avenue which is only a few hundred metres distance from the main entrance.
The 700 Sunderland Connect bus is also available to take from park Lane Campus and City Campus.
Newcastle Airport, Teesside Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport are all about 45 minutes from Sunderland.
Station Taxis provide accessible taxis and can be contacted on 0191 555 5555.
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.
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 practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
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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