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Craft Demonstration, free entry

Cumbria Crystal

Cumbria Crystal

Details

Monday to Friday - 9 - 4.00 watch our glassblowing teams create luxury crystal from liquid glass using techniques over 2000 years old. See our glass cutters cut intricate and delicate designs into the crystal before being polished ready to be sent to luxury stores worldwide.
1 day public participation workshops are available some weekends through the year. Check the website for details.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Toilets, café, baby changing and food are available at Booths Supermarket 30meters across the carpark. Wheelchair accessible.

Opening details

Monday - 9:00 to 16:00
Tuesday - 9:00 to 16:00
Wednesday - 9:00 to 17:00
Thursday - 9:00 to 16:00
Friday - 9:00 to 16:00
Saturday - 9:00 to 16:00
Sunday- 10:00 to 16:00

During public holidays please ring in advance for opening hours

Prices

Free entry

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Address

Oubas Hill,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 7LB

Location

Directions

Plan route to Cumbria Crystal using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 294786  Lat: 54.19828 Long: -3.08367

Enter Ulverston from East on A590. Turn left at first roundabout, following brown tourist signs to the Glass Centre. Cumbria Crystal is 100m straight ahead.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Ulverston station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Toilets, café, baby changing and food are available at Booths Supermarket 30meters across the carpark. Wheelchair accessible.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Notes

  • Cumbria Crystal is a working factory. Visitors may watch the glass being blown and cut and there is a safe and secure viewing area. The factory Shop is on the same level and is well lit and sells luxury glass at 50% off RRP as slightly imperfect. We challenge visitors to find flaws! Cumbria Crystal is the last remaining luxury crystal producer in the UK. Come and see the incredible skill of the craftsmen and women. See if you can find the whisky glass used by Daniel Craig in Bond!

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

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