Summer opening times
The museum is open every day between 10 am and 4 pm from March to October. But we do not close the doors on visitors if they wish to stay a little later. We are pleased to see you!
Welcome to the museum
There are over 1000 pieces on show on two floors, including many unique and never before seen pieces from glass maker's archives. On the ground floor we showcase the Island's many glass studios, including Isle of Wight Studio Glass, Diamond Isle Sculptured Glass, Glory Art Glass and Alum Bay Glass as well as related studios such as Jonathan Harris Studio Glass. We also have a stunning collection of Mdina glass from the period between 1968 and 1972, many pieces signed by Michael Harris. There are designs by Michael from the 1950s and when he was at the Royal College of Art in London in the 1960s too. We also have a fascinating and growing collection of French, German and British Art Deco as well as Victorian glass on the first floor.
Museum greetings card
Cards are just £2.99 at the museum or £3.99 if you want us to send one to you. Just call us.
Glass jewellery workshops
Julie Ann Gaterell, our education programme director, holds workshops on making dichroic fused glass jewellery. If you are interested, please contact Julie Ann directly.
Wifi is free in the museum. Just ask for the password.
Vase by Isle of Wight Studio Glass, 15.5 cm high x 14.0 cm diameter at the rim, signed "© 1997 The British Museum" on the base. This piece is very rarely seen.
The museum has bought a pair of these Bohemian blown glass tumblers, enamelled in white with Mary Gregory-style decoration of children at play, and gilded rims. They feature a girl (shown here) and boy facing each other when stood side-by-side.
Acid etched cameo glass made by Loetz for French company Etling after 1918 into the 1920s. It has the 'Richard' signature on the side.
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Inside the museum
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Introducing the museum coordinator and assistant - 18 Mar 2016 21:40
The museum now has a coordinator and assistant to welcome our visitors. Both Bernadette Connolly, the new coordinator, and Tina Gormer, the new assistant, started work on Monday. After an intensive first week of preparation, the museum is ready to open on Saturday, 19th March at 10 am. The museum director invited Bernadette and Tina to introduce themselves and they have kindly provided a few words about their backgrounds. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0