Activity Island Logo
Educational visits
for primary and junior schools

The Isle of Wight Museum of Glass is set in the very popular craft village Arreton Barns. It features hundreds of pieces of glass made on, or with an association to, the Island. In addition to this there are items of special interest, including Victorian and Art Deco pieces. All of this provides the basis for some captivating discussions about the world of glass.

A school visit includes a guided tour and a glass appreciation exercise. The curator will organise a special session for the group to watch a glass-blowing demonstration at one of the two studios on site. Their second gallery becomes an educational area with room for approximately 30 students. Larger groups can be catered for by splitting into two and alternating sessions at the museum and the glass-blowing studio.  There is also plenty to see and do before or after a visit to the museum with individual craft cabins, museums, shops, and a duck pond all on site.