The Carnival Glass Society(UK)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Devoted to the collecting and accurate documentation of Carnival Glass

Welcome to the home of the Carnival Glass Society (UK) 

This UK based Society was formed by a small group of collectors in 1982 and has grown to have members in countries across the world. We are passionate about collecting, spreading awareness and appreciating the beauty of Carnival Glass. We encourage research into its history and circulate information through our publications.

Carnival Glass for Sale

Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough 

Open to all from 1.15pm Saturday 14 September


Next Saturday, the Carnival Glass Society will be holding its Annual Social Weekend, and we shall be opening our doors to non-members to come and enjoy our glass sales which are open to all, with prices to suit all pockets. Entrance is only £1 for temporary membership of the CGS that gives you the opportunity to buy glass, see our beautiful carnival glass displays, enjoy fascinating presentations and much more.   

The following are only a few examples of the glass that will be on offer.

Enjoy a Spectacular Exhibition of Carnival Glass that was on display at the ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh House'

In 1916, when famous artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh remodelled 78 Derngate for its new owner, model maker Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke, carnival glass was at the height of its popularity. The Carnival Glass Society selected items for this display that reflect Mackintosh’s designs including stylised flowers and striking geometric lines. 

If you didn’t manage to visit this exhibition, then you will have another opportunity to see magnificent examples of carnival glass from this display (and others) at our Annual Social Weekend  on 13 to 15 September.

Exclusive Benefits of 

Carnival Glass Society Membership

Forty page quarterly newsletter packed full of interesting articles, new research, the latest finds by members, ‘dates for your diary’ and information on trips and events. More info.

Trips and events which are exclusive to CGS members. More info.

Invitations to gatherings at members’ houses to see their carnival glass collections and meet with other carnival glass collectors. More info.

Access to the Carnival Glass Society Market Place in the members’ area of our website where members can list items of carnival glass that they would like to buy or which they have to sell.

Discounted admission charges which the Carnival Glass Society has negotiated  with the organisers of some of the largest antiques and collectors fairs in the UK. Two members of the Carnival Glass Society (or one member + guest) can attend each participating fair for the price of one admission ticket on production of a CGS 2-4-1 discount card. The discount card can be used on over 80 fair dates at 10 locations across the UK with significant savings available. More details.

Invitation to attend the CGS annual weekend held each September with lectures, talks, displays and sales of carnival glass, raffles, evening dinner with entertainment and much more. Details.

Carnival Glass Society 

37th AGM and Social Weekend 

13 - 15 September 2019

The CGS Committee have great pleasure in inviting you to our special Carnival Glass Society weekend. Details available here.

Even if you can't attend the social weekend, all members are invited to participate in our special annual AGM raffle, - this year for a beautiful blue Eda Kulor vase. 

Click here for full details

New additions to the Carnival Glass Marketplace

Click here to view the latest additions to the Glass For Sale lists, - which are on offer exclusively to CGS members.

Newsletter 167 is out

Carnival Glass Society Newsletter 167 is out now. Another 40 pages packed full of articles, photographs, fascinating new carnival glass research and exciting CGS events.