Welcome to the Glassworks
Canberra Glassworks is located at 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston ACT. It is open from 10am to 4pm from Wednesday to Sunday. Canberra Glassworks is closed Good Friday.
There is no booking required to visit, however, bookings for Make Your Own glassmaking sessions or any classes are recommended and sometimes necessary.
Visitors will be able to view gallery exhibitions, visit the shop and café, take an un-guided tour of the public areas (including the Hotshop and Workshop) and talk to Glassworks staff. Young visitors to the Glassworks can hunt for the clues in our Lightbulb Moments or purchase a Passport to the Past for just $5 at the front desk and tour the building stamping your passport along the way.
Large tour groups, and visitors who wish to see the whole facility (including special heritage features) and be guaranteed of glassmaking demonstrations are required to book a tour. A modest fee is charged for these guided tours.
Park where you would normally park for the Old Bus Depot Markets:
- Turn into Eastlake Parade off of Wentworth Avenue where you will find plenty of parking between the Canberra Glassworks and the Lake; or
- Park in the median strip on Wentworth Avenue
Parking may be a little tighter on Sundays due to the Old Bus Depot Markets.
Bus routes 38 and 80 from Civic and bus routes 38 and 80 from Woden run half-hourly on weekdays, and hourly on Saturday and Sunday, and stop on Wentworth Avenue outside the Canberra Glassworks.