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.

Enjoy a Spectacular Exhibition of Carnival Glass

that was recently on display 

          at the ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh’ House

78 Derngate, Northampton

In 1916, when famous artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh remodelled 78 Derngate for its new owner, model maker Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke, carnival glass was at the height of its popularity. The Carnival Glass Society selected items for this display that reflect Mackintosh’s designs including stylised flowers and striking geometric lines. 


Click here for further information about this exhibition.)


If you didn’t manage to visit this exhibition, then you will have another opportunity to see magnificent examples of carnival glass from this display (and others) at our Annual Social Weekend  on 13 to 15 September – watch this website for more details.



Special Membership Offer


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.



Membership starts from only £14 for up to two people. Join us by going to the Join the CGS’ tab where you can download an application form or subscribe with PayPal. 


Why not buy a membership gift for a friend or loved one to celebrate that special occasion? Click here to learn more about our special gift membership packages.



Discounted admission  charges for CGS members


The Carnival Glass Society UK has negotiated discounted admission charges with the organisers of some of the largest antiques and collectors fairs in the UK. More information.

Newsletter 165 is out

Bounce into Spring with our 165th Newsletter, - and it's a 40 page bumper edition, crammed with articles, research, extraordinary finds and news of up-and-coming events. Click here for more information.



Important dates for your dairies



Exhibition of Carnival Glass at 

78 Derngate, Northampton

1 February - 28 April 2019


Wirral Get-together / Open House

6 April 2019


Haworth Gallery, Accrington - 

Tiffany Collection

7 April 2019


Hampshire Get-together / Open House

18 May 2019

(more info)


2019 Society AGM / Social Weekend

13 - 15 September 2019


(Details of 2019 events available here)