National Glass Centre - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About National Glass Centre
The National Glass Centre is a cultural venue and visitor attraction located in Sunderland, North East England. It is part of the University of Sunderland. Discover the origins, growth and legacy of glass making in Sunderland with their permanent exhibition, Stories of Glass in Sunderland. Using compelling personal stories from local people and striking audio visual display, this interactive exhibition traces the history of glass making in the City from the 7th Century to the present day.
Attractions Near National Glass Centre
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
0.08km from National Glass Centre
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art is a contemporary art gallery which is based in Sunderland, England. The gallery focuses on producing exhibitions of new work by emerging and established regional, national and international artists. It offers opportunities to emerging and established artists to present work at critical points in their careers and audiences the chance to see the stars of tomorrow today.
Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens
1.14km from National Glass Centre
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens contains a wide range of collections which are of local, regional and national importance. These have been growing since early in the 19th century, and are still expanding. It contains the only known British example of a gliding reptile, the oldest known vertebrate capable of gliding flight. The exhibit was discovered in Eppleton quarry. The museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.
1.24km from National Glass Centre
A beautuful park including 3.2 hectares of tree-lined paths and lawns on a site that slopes to the Brisbane River from Lytton Road. Today this formal park with its striking World War I memorial is a delightful place for a stroll along the formal pathways lined with palms, jacarandas and figs or a picnic in the groves of eucalypts and pines.
1.31km from National Glass Centre
Roker Park is a recreation park in the Roker area of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. The park is roughly an upside down reversed 'L' shape. It is bounded by Park Parade to the south, Roker Park Terrace to the east, Roker Park Road to the west and Side Cliff Road to the north. The northern part of the park is the widest and fronts onto Roker beach via a ravine, which passes under a wooden footbridge.
3.24km from National Glass Centre
A beautiful historic park in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. . A reasonably size park with some nice walks and views. Good sized playground for the kids. Park was clean and tidy with the flowers starting to bloom. Little cafe next to car park. A good place to walk dogs.
4.71km from National Glass Centre
Hylton Castle was built by Sir William Hylton as his principal residence in about 1400. The rich Hylton family had estates in Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland and by the 13th century had assumed the title of a barony within the Bishopric of Durham. The castle and its chapel are protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Today, the castle is owned by English Heritage, a charity which manages the historical environment of England. The surrounding parkland is maint
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Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England. The county is bordered to the north by Northumberland, to the south by County Durham and to the east of the county lies the North Sea. It is the smallest county in North East England by area, but by far the largest in terms of population.
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