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

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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, arrange events for our members and we circulate information on carnival glass through our publications.

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Carnival Glass Society Exhibition at Stourbridge Glass Museum, 8 April to 5 November 2023

Read about our recent exhibition at Stourbridge Glass Museum where more than 300 pieces of spectacular carnival glass were on display to tell the fascinating story behind the glass and the Stourbridge Glassmaking Pioneers who made it global success. Find Out about this exhibition.  


Our quarterly, 40 page, CGS Newsletter is packed full of fascinating articles, new research, beautiful photographs, fun snippets and intriguing stories from our members plus news about trips and events. More Info.


Trips, Events and Gatherings to see carnival glass collections and meet with like-minded friends More info.

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


Our special CGS 2-4-1 Fairs Discount Card. Two members of the Carnival Glass Society (or one member + guest) can attend each participating antiques fair for the price of one admission ticket. More info.

Invitation to attend the CGS Annual Weekend with talks, displays, sales of carnival glass, raffles, evening dinner with entertainment and much more. 


Membership of the Carnival Glass Society is only £14 for up to two people per year for electronic membership (£25 for up to two people per year for printed newsletters delivered to a UK address, £32 per year for printed newsletters delivered to an address outside of the UK). Just go to join-the-cgs where you can join quickly and easily online or download an application form if you prefer to join by post. 

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Gift Membership Packages

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Why not buy Carnival Glass Society membership as a gift for a friend or a loved one? Giving them a wealth of fascinating research, intriguing articles, spectacular photos and carnival glass fun to enjoy - only £14 for up to 2 people per year. Click here to find out more.

Exhibition of Carnival Glass that was on display at 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh House' in 2019

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CGS Newsletter 183 Is Out Now

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Click here to read highlights of our latest Newsletter


Click here to read our 40 page Sample Newsletter packed full of articles, news and research  

New to Carnival Glass?

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To find out more read our 

Concise Guide to Carnival Glass

Are you looking for a Carnival Glass Patern?

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Browse our Photo Gallery which shows thousands of patterns made by different carnival glass makers from across the world.

Carnival Glass Titans

Click on the image to find out more and book

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