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Watch Glassblowing and Diamond Wheel Cutting

Watch Glassblowing and Diamond Wheel Cutting

Details

Cumbria Crystal is the last luxury crystal stemware manufacturer in Britain. The crystal is completely hand-made using 2000 year old glass blowing techniques. The factory is famous worldwide for producing exquisite stemware and its products grace the tables of royalty worldwide. The Helvellyn collection is the crystal of choice for all the British Embassies, whilst the famous Grasmere collection has been regularly used on the set of Downton Abbey and by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale to name a few. The company produces bespoke collections for many private clients including Bentley.
This is a working factory so there are no fixed times. The glassblowers and cutters are working all day and you are invited to spend as long as you like watching them.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Wheelchair friendly access. Dogs & children welcome. There are no toilets in the building but some are available at Booths supermarket immediately opposite the factory. Refreshments & light meals available in Booths. Free parking available.

Opening details

Glassblowing & Diamond Cutting is available to view Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Contact

Ms Beth Graham-Kevan

01229 584 400

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 on the A590, turn left at the first roundabout. The factory is immediately opposite Booth's supermarket.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Ulverston station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Wheelchair friendly access. Dogs & children welcome. There are no toilets in the building but some are available at Booths supermarket immediately opposite the factory. Refreshments & light meals available in Booths. Free parking available.

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:
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors

Notes

  • Cumbria Crystal is a fully working factory. Visitors are welcome to watch the artisans at work. It should be noted that we cannot guarantee what they will be making on any day. Factory staff are generally unable to stop what they are doing to talk to guests. However shop staff are very happy to talk visitors through the processes.

Entrance

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

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • 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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