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Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
See masterfully made, ornate glassworks and witness the glassblowing process at Sandwich Glass Museum. The museum's collection focuses on pieces manufactured by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., the 19th-century global leader in glass manufacturing. Learn about the profound influence that glassmaking had on the local economy. The museum's glassblower regularly holds demonstrations using authentic equipment and gives visitors a chance to use the glass press. While touring the museum, you'll witness the chemical reactions behind glass coloring, learn about the life in pre-Industrial Revolution New England, and discover the role glass played in everyday lives. Add Sandwich Glass Museum and other attractions to your Sandwich trip itinerary using our Sandwich trip generator.
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  • You can spend hours here if you are really into glassware, or just take a brief walk-through. The story of Sandwich glass is interesting, and it was educational to learn about the different methods th...  read more »
  • Short film, glass blowing and pressing demonstration, lots of exhibits including some with special effects. Loads of historical pieces but what we found more interesting than the actual pieces were th...  read more »
  • Was $9 per adult. Children age 12 and older are priced as adults. Looked small. Items in gift shop very over priced. Staff was nice. Walked in then decided it wasn't worth the expense so just browsed ...  read more »
  • Beautiful works, accompanied by friendly staff and informative displays makes for a cool experience at this museum. The price is a little bit on the expensive end, but I imagine that's in part because of the 20000 degree furnace run by natural gas used for the entertaining and intriguing glassblowing show. The person that did the show was humorous and knew how to captivate an audience, even in making a simple vase. The exhibits were colorful and explanatory, and there was obviously a lot of glass, but they were not just shards of glass but fantastic art sculptures! Very much worth the visit.
  • We went here on one of the Free Fun Friday dates. The museum was interesting. It was nice to learn about the history of the town. The glassblowing demonstration was nice. There are lots of artistic pieces.
  • The demonstration we saw was fun, informative, and interesting. The displays have many examples of fine glass work over hundreds of years.
  • Saw the glass blowing demonstration, which was cool. Every object in the gift shop, while beautiful, was way too expensive for my wallet.
  • Nice glass blowing demo, comprehensive history in the video on Sandwich glass, and a large collection of beautiful glass. Allow about an hour to see everything.
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