National Glass Centre set to re-open after £2.2 million facelift

Sunderland's National Glass Centre is opening to the public this weekend for the first time since its £2.2 million facelift.

The revamp has taken 6 months to complete.

Visitors will be able to discover the origins and legacy of glass-making in Sunderland through new exhibitions, special events and family friendly activities.

They'll be able to experience hands-on arts and crafts activities, themed tours and treasure hunts and free glass-blowing demonstrations.

The new permanent exhibition, 'Stories of Glass in Sunderland', will trace the history of glass-making in the City from the 7th Century.

The new gallery spaces will host a wide range of international exhibitions, presenting the work of leading contemporary artists in glass and ceramics.

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Revamped National Glass Centre

Visitors are getting their first look at the revamped National Glass Centre after its £2.2 million facelift.