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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Craft Experience

Introduction to Glassblowing

Introduction to Glassblowing

Details

In this introductory session, you will learn to gather liquid glass from the furnace at 1200 degrees and work through a number of short exercises before making a bauble and a paperweight, you will be able to choose from a range of colours to decorate your items. This will be a far more hands-on experience enabling you to develop a much deeper understanding of glass blowing.

During this experience ask your instructor about making a Prince Rupert’s Drop. The Introduction to Glassblowing option works best with two or more people as you are able to encourage one another, and get a little down time to cool off when the other person is having a go.

Prices

16 + years, 3 hours. Min 2, Max 3 people per session.
Please see the website for pricing.

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.

Address

Oubas Hill,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 7LB

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

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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