School Groups

Fire up your curriculum with an out of the ordinary excursion to Canberra Glassworks!

The Tile and Tour school program gives primary to tertiary school groups the opportunity to create their own glass tile and undertake a tour of the building with either a historical or scientific theme.

The Canberra Glassworks school group program connects to the design and technologies,visual art, history, and science components of the Australian Curriculum.
Participants in the Tour and Tile school program will attend a small group, hands on workshop to cut, design and arrange glass make their own tiles using the kiln forming method.

The tour component will explore questions such as:

    • How does glass change from one material state to another?
    • What is the chemistry of glass and how does that affect its colour?
    • How important is teamwork in the Hotshop?
    • How many ways can we make glass?
    • What makes glass a sustainable material?

To book your tour, contact Lilith Silva, Public Programs Manager at
02 6185 0382 or

Choose one of two behind the scenes tour program options.

Glassworks Tour
Tour min 15 max 45 | Primary to Tertiary

Take a behind the scenes tour of the Canberra Glassworks. The first public building in Canberra the Kingston Powerhouse was instrumental in providing electricity for the building of the new capital. Now re-purposed into an important arts facility within the historic building, this tour tells the story of the building where students can discover the remaining features of its previous industrial use and gain an understanding of the different equipment and workshops in its current form.

Tour Only | duration 1 hour | $20pp
Tour & Tile making | duration 2 hours | $60ppĀ 


Read the terms and conditions for school group bookings
To book your tour, contact Lilith Silva, Public Programs Manager at
02 6185 0382 or