A look at what is taking place in Mercury Bay this year

‘Somewhat Glassy – A History of all things glass’ Exhibition

Aug 22, 2023 | Past Events

Our exciting new exhibition will open on Monday 4th September 2023 and its all about GLASS!!

Anything and everything that is glass.


Bottles, jars, vases, rolling pins, glasses, spectacles – we have searched the collection high and low for glass!

Glass is a sustainable resource that has been in use for centuries. While looking through the space, take a walk back in time and into the future. Glass is making a comeback as we look to reduce, re-use and recycle!

But be in quick as this exhibition is only on for a limited time!

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