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 packed full of articles, news, photographs and ground breaking research – plus a host of other benefits

New to carnival glass?  Read our Concise Guide to Carnival Glass which gives a history of carnival glass and its development over more than a century.

Looking for a pattern?  Browse our our Photograph Gallery which shows thousands of photographs of carnival glass patterns by different makers across the world. 

Wondering about membership benefits? Membership of the Carnival Glass Society offers a host of  benefits including: our 40 page quarterly newsletter; exclusive CGS trips and events; our 2-4-1 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 opportunity to meet like minded carnival glass friends. See details below.



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 fantastic 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.  More details.

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

Electronic Membership is only £14 for up to two people per year (£25 for up to two people per year for printed newsletters delivered within the UK and £32  for up to two people per year for printed newsletters delivered outside of the UK). 

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

2019/20 Membership Renewals

Membership renewals can be made either electronically  here , using Paypal or alternatively, cheques should be sent to The Membership Secretary, 13 Meadway, Upton, Wirral Merseyside CH49 6JG.

More details at Join the CGS .

Newsletter 169 & Special Membership Offer

Carnival Glass Society Newsletter 169 is out now. Another 40 pages packed full of articles, photographs, fascinating research and exciting CGS events.