St Helens is a large town in Merseyside with a population of just over 100,000. During the 19th century it established itself as the centre of the UK’s glass industry.
The Metropolitan Borough of St Helens includes Newton-le-Willows, Haydock, Billinge, and Rainford.
The World of Glass is an award-winning attraction that explores the town’s history as a centre of glassmaking. It features live glassblowing demonstrations, multi-media shows and interactive galleries.
The North West Museum of Road Transport houses a large collection of vintage buses and other historic vehicles. It’s open at weekends only.
The town offers two performing arts venues, the Theatre Royal and the Citadel Arts Centre. Cineworld is the only cinema in the town.
St Helens Rugby League Football Club is town’s major sports team. They play their home fixtures at the Langtree Park stadium. Haydock Park is a popular racecourse offering both flat and National hunt racing.