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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Unique Experience

Bauble Blowing Experience

Bauble Blowing Experience

Details

Your instructor will first demonstrate how coloured glass baubles are made & talk you through the processes involved. You will be invited to select the colours you would like to use to decorate your bauble. You will then arrange them decoratively on a metal table ready to be applied to the molten glass.

Once prepared your instructor will gather molten glass from the furnace on a ‘blowing iron’. Participants over 13 years will take control of the iron & fuse the coloured glass granules to the glass. This element of the experience is not offered to younger children for safety reasons. The granules will then need to be melted so you will apply additional heat in a reheating chamber until the glass is liquid & moving in the flame. Your instructor will then take the iron & form the glass into the right shape ready to be inflated by you.

Once this is done you will blow your bubble! You may have to blow a number of times to get the right size and shape. Once this is done your instructor will apply a glass hook so it may be hung from a tree or in a window.

15 and 30 minute experiences making coloured glass baubles will be available from 5th May & will be delivered Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays. Participants will be guided through every step of the process.

Prices

Bauble workshops are available from 8+ years (Starting at £20).

Facilities

  • 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.

Contact

Cumbria Crystal

01229 584400

Address

Oubas Hill,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 7LB

Location

Directions

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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

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

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

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.

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