News and Events

Find out what is happening at the Turner Museum of Glass. We have regular news updates and associated events at the Museum.


Lingar Mobile Application - Launched:

From September 2021, the Museum is using a mobile image recognition application called Lingar where you can learn more about selected exhibits.

Lingar App Logo

Download the app (details below) before you visit the museum. As soon as you enter the museum, open the app and take a photograph of the floor sticker which will give you the instructions of how to use Lingar as you navigate your way around the museum. The app will identify where you are and link to the Turner Museum of Glass.

Lingar intro sticker
Introduction floor sticker for Lingar

Look out for the floor stickers placed around the museum which allow you to take a photograph and open up further description of a specific object. Alternatively, there are numbered labels in the cases which you can select from the list on Lingar. This allows you to preview key items in the collection or see a record of what you have seen by selecting the Turner Museum Sheffield location on the app.

Sample floor stickers for the Turner Museum Lingar app
Look for the Lingar floor stickers

Information on Lingar is available as text and spoken word. Click here to download all the information about the objects available on Lingar.

How to use the Lingar app in the Turner Museum of Glass

Look out for the Lingar logos to find more information using the app.

The Lingar app is available on Google Play and the App Store or through the Lingar website.


Below you will find details of any events taking place which we believe will be of interest to you. There is nothing at the moment but please come back regularly to check.

Engraved glass bowl
ID: 30 Engraved Glass Bowl

International Year of Glass 2022

The United Nations has designated 2022 as the International Year of Glass, and as such is a year of particular significance to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

IYOG22 will open with a conference in Geneva featuring 30 world-class speakers, a Glass Expo in China, and Art/History Congresses in Egypt, the US and Europe. Professor Parker is also planning a number of public engagement events in the Department to showcase different aspects of glass in science, technology, society and art.