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National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Part of the University of Sunderland

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Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

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The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland offers purpose built interconnecting exhibition space and they have hosted a range of events from wedding exhibitions to creative displays. The venue is unique and is ideal for organisers looking for an unusual setting for product launches.

Ideally located close to Sunderland’s city centre, with ample free car parking and just 10 minutes walk from St. Peter’s Metro station, connecting you to national rail and regional airports, National Glass Centre is the perfect place to host all your conference and business meetings. Did you know Grand Central Trains operate a direct service to Sunderland from London King’s Cross?

With spectacular views overlooking the River Wear, National Glass Centre offers an inspiring and creative environment with up-to-date conference facilities, light, spacious rooms and excellent hospitality.

They offer unique opportunities for private and corporate entertainment, from select private luncheons to large-scale, tailor-made events. All of the rooms include free WI-FI access.

Riverside Room looks out across the quayside. The room can be hired as a whole or partitioned off to create large and small conferencing rooms which can be hired individually or together.

Pod is ideal for seminars, small business meetings and training days. Pod is licensed for weddings,

civil ceremonies and is available for private dining.

The Glass Yard is available for private functions and corporate hospitality. Host to many prestigious awards and ceremonies it is a versatile space in a majestic setting.

Full Centre Hire is possible for larger functions. The rates are negotiable and it is possible to mix and match.

Glass Making Demonstrations and Glass Making Experiences offer an unusual and unique team building opportunity for your employees or delegates. So why not try something different to inspire your team?

Client Testimonial

We had the most incredible day. The rooms looked beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff were impeccable. Thank you so so much to everyone who was involved.

Lauren Bride

Name of Room Theatre Cabaret Boardroom U shape Classroom Reception Lunch/Dinner Dinner Dance Exhibition (sqm)
Pod 45 20 22 20  65.2
Riverside Room 200 80 55 50  409.7
Riverside Room A 120 50 32 30 125.4
Riverside Room B 60 40 24 20 80.4
National Glass Centre Brasserie n/a n/a n/a n/a 268.02

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