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Full Report: Revamped National Glass Centre in Sunderland

The National Glass centre in Sunderland has had a two and a quarter million pound revamp.

The centre originally opened in 1998 but struggled financially.

It was eventually taken over by The University of Sunderland in 2010 and the hope is this latest transformation will help it to become a cultural venue of international standards.

You can watch the full report from Julie Harrison below.

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.