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.

Join the CGS to read newsletters and supplements packed full of articles, news, photographs and ground breaking research – plus a host of other benefits


Highlights of these recent carnival glass newsletters are available here plus the society offers a host of other membership benefits including exclusive CGS trips and events, our Fairs Discount card which gives two for one entry into many major antique fairs and the ability to buy and sell carnival glass - on our website, through our newsletter and at our annual weekend – as well as the ability to meet up with like minded carnival glass friends. 


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.


Spectacular exhibition of Carnival Glass that was on display at the ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh House' in Spring 2019

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.