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“OK It's free, but rather dull”

National Glass Centre
Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 the University of Sunderland. We deliver a programme of changing exhibitions, education programmes and events for schools, families, adults and children. We are dedicated to exploring ideas through glass and providing opportunities for people to be creative, enjoy themselves and feel inspired.
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“OK It's free, but rather dull”
Reviewed 19 February 2009

I went with my partner and were in and out in 15 minutes. It might be ok if you have children, but we found it very boring. It never told you anything about the glass industry in Sunderland, which you would think it would.

Was alright, but don't build your hopes up for a fantastic day out.

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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 8 September 2008

The National Glass Centre is in a lovely setting on the banks of the river, next to the university riverside campus. Its has a good array of exhibitions and interactivity. You can watch glass being blown in the traditional way. There is also a decent retaurant overlooking the river.

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