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National Glass Centre (of the North East)

The title is misleading! By saying "The National Glass Centre" and by using the word 'NATIONAL... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
George K
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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The Tall Ships

We were visiting St Peters campus after walking a round and looking at the Tall Ships we decided to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Based in a unique, contemporary glass and steel building, the National Glass Centre houses exhibition galleries, artists' studios and production facilities, a craft & design shop and an award winning café/restaurant. National Glass Centre is part of...more
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Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL, England
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All reviewsfor saleoverlooking the riverchristmas baublesgift shopfree entrywell worth a visitmodern buildingcafe restaurantinteresting historysconesinteresting placeon displayinteresting visitlovely cafeworth a tripcouple of hourssunday lunch
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The title is misleading! By saying "The National Glass Centre" and by using the word 'NATIONAL', you are led to believe that this institution speaks for the UK & Nation. But infact The National Glass Centre holds the key for the local area, Sunderland &...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were visiting St Peters campus after walking a round and looking at the Tall Ships we decided to have something to eat I ordered the Baveran burger with fries and my cousin ordered childs burger and fries plus 2 pots of tea with cake...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in glass, its history and production, then this is a fascinating place. It explains the production process and the part that Sunderland played in British glass. The waterside cafe looked excellent, although we didn’t stop there.

Thank qwert99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£25 car park charges!!! Travelled along way to visit to be told I had to pay £25 for parking which put us off from visiting again.More

Thank Lhexii
NGC_GlassCentre, Public Relations Manager at National Glass Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Lhexii, We're sorry the parking fee put you off visiting again. Please note that car parking is normally free to the public. The £25 parking fee was only in place from Tuesday 10th July to Saturday 14th July 2018 during The Tall Ships Races...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most people miss the glass centre when visiting the north east but well worth a visit. Set in a modern building on the banks of the wear it showcases glass manufacturing in the uk. Lots of displays and you can watch glass being blown and...More

Thank pmorris99
Reviewed 1 week ago

No one should miss the opportunity to visit the centre, having lived in the North East all my life I was unaware of the important role that Sunderland played in the history of Glass and did not realise that Pyrex, so popular in the 70's...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really much going on, would benefit from more activities for the family. Also a bit expensive for buying gifts. Food also expensive.

Thank eddieprice13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Far more here than we expected. Some absolutely lovely pieces and also interesting historical items.

Thank daveandlynda311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Sunderland with time to kill, thought we'd take a look. Soon realised we didn't have time to do it justice so will return on next visit, allowing more time.

Thank Grumpas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit with excellent demonstrations from craftsmen. Informative and a place to spend a morning or afternoon. Well worth a visit. Free admission.

Thank Elizabeth M
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12 December 2016|
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Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
i just tried website. Seems ok as far as I can see. if you have not been there before i can assure you there are plenty of gifts starting at only a few pounds. they also do a lot of glass blowing workshops. Maybe give them a... More
Hilary C
28 March 2016|
Response from NGC_GlassCentre | Property representative |
Hi Hilary, Yes that should be fine, we have an overflow carpark to the side of the centre which we open if our main carpark is full.
13 October 2015|
Response from NGC_GlassCentre | Property representative |
HI, we are around a 15 minute walk from St Peter's Metro Station. The easiest way to find us is to leave the station and cross the main road (North Bridge Street) and walk along Dame Dorothy Street towards the coast. You... More