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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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Cumbria Crystal

Cumbria Crystal


Cumbria Crystal is the last luxury lead-crystal manufacturer in the UK. It aspires to produce the highest quality completely hand blown and cut crystal in the world. Its 22 craftsmen and women specialise in using only traditional glass making processes.

Cumbria Crystal is used by British Embassies for formal dining worldwide. Its Grasmere Collection was used extensively in Downton Abbey and was used by Daniel Craig in Casino Royal. It is supplied exclusively to Bentley and many luxury brands globally who appreciate the value of true heritage craftsmanship.

Visitors are welcome to visit Monday to Friday to watch crystal being made. Suitable for children. The Factory Outlet shop offers many products at reduced process. The company passionate about offering an educational experience as it is rare to gain access to a working crystal factory, so it is free to visit the factory. Glass blowing ‘experiences’ are generally available between Saturday and Wednesday. These include the opportunity to try making crystal Baubles or Paperweights. 3 hour Tumbler classes and longer workshops are also available.

Minimum age 8 years. Prices start at £20 per person.

Suitable for small groups.

*Subject to availability. 13yrs+. Cumbria Crystal bears no liability should an experience have to be cancelled at short notice. Experiences must be booked by phone 01229 584400 to ensure the discount can be applied. Golakes Club card will be required on arrival to confirm the discount.

Offer: 10% off Paperweight Workshop

Saving: £4.50


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

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.


Oubas Hill,
LA12 7LB


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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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


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


  • 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


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.

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