The Lakes Glass Centre

(See also Ulverston)

Lakes Glass Centre courtesy Julian ThurgoodThe Lakes Glass Centre is the home of Cumbria Crystal and Heron Glass. Heron Glass manufactures studio art glass and decorative indoor lighting. Cumbria Crystal manufactures full lead English crystal.

Visitors can watch glassmakers at work at both of the companies. The factory shops sell products at discounted prices.

Another attraction at the glass centre is the Gateway to Furness exhibition. Visitors can learn about the history, industry, towns, people, and countryside of the area. A café serves snacks and meals.

The Lakes Glass Centre
Oubas Hill, Ulverston, LA12 7LB
Tel. 0 1229 581 385; shop 0 1229 584 400
Open: factory tours, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm; shop, Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Near the A590 roundabout
Free parking
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Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photo courtesy of Julian Thurgood

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