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Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich

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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 learn about glass blowing from an expert demonstration. You see a film about the history of glass-making in Sandwich, which began one year after Beethoven composed his 9th Symphony. You see beauti...  more »
  • Have been visiting the Cape for a long time, but had never visited here. Turns out we should have gone long ago - it was very interesting and informative without being boring or too scholarly. Exhibit...  more »
  • The website advises getting there before 3:30 and that is good advice. There is an informative historical documentary that runs about 17 minutes and runs every half hour, and during the slower seasons...  more »
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  • So happy we stopped here this time. It's a quaint stop that gives you feel for the history of the town. The presentation of the glass blowing was fantastic. The walk through is fun with sensing displays.
  • A very interesting museum with lots of detail about the glass making process and the history behind the factory. There are lots of glass pieces to look at, maybe too many. The glass blowing demonstration (by Alex) was both educational and hilarious. I'd skip the movie if I were you
  • 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.
  • An outstanding collection of glass objects made in Sandwich during the 19th and 20th centuries. Glass blowing exhibit and beautiful shop make this a worthwhile place to see while in Sandwich.
  • Great place. Lots to see and the glass blowing was great. Got nice little touches to inform you about its history