Sunderland’s National Glass Centre due to reopen after £2.3million revamp

Sunderland’s National Glass Centre will reopen this weekend after work was completed on a £2.3million refit.

Bosses today revealed the venue would remain free of charge to visitors and promised a whole host of new exhibitions and workshops.The aim of the revamp was to create a cultural centre on par with the likes of the Sage and Baltic in Gateshead, as well as attracting works from some of the world’s most renowned glass artists.New gallery spaces have been created, as well as a special permanent exhibition charting the story of glass making in the city, running alongside the personal experiences of Wearsiders.James Bustard, director of the centre, said: “There will be no entrance admission once we reopen on Saturday and our car park will remain free of charge too.Read more: www.sunderlandecho.com/what-s-on/sunderland-s-national-glass-centre-due-to-reopen-after-2-3million-revamp-1-5793188Sunderland’s National Glass Centre will reopen this weekend after work was completed on a £2.3million refit.   Bosses today revealed the venue would remain free of charge to visitors and promised a whole host of new exhibitions and workshops.

The aim of the revamp was to create a cultural centre on par with the likes of the Sage and Baltic in Gateshead, as well as attracting works from some of the world’s most renowned glass artists.

New gallery spaces have been created, as well as a special permanent exhibition charting the story of glass making in the city, running alongside the personal experiences of Wearsiders.

James Bustard, director of the centre, said: “There will be no entrance admission once we reopen on Saturday and our car park will remain free of charge too.

Read more: www.sunderlandecho.com/what-s-on/sunderland-s-national-glass-centre-due-to-reopen-after-2-3million-revamp-1-5793188

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