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. With our international travel planner, Sandwich attractions like Sandwich Glass Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This little bit of local history was done well. There was a glass blowing demo and an extensive collection of all kinds of glassware. If you like glass, go. The gift shop showcased some beautiful item...  more »
  • A lively presentation of the art of glassmaking and its history in Sandwich. There's an hourly demonstration of glass blowing, with a roaring furnace and a demonstrator who nonchalantly chats while wo...  more »
  • This is a small museum that first and foremost, tells of one glass plant in Sandwich. You get to see a movie about the story, and a glass blowing show a little about how to form the glass. Otherwise, it is of course a lot of more or less interesting examples of the production. We thought that the exhibition around the dining table was beautiful and interesting team, and the same was the exhibition around lamps, security and fuel for lamps. One does not use all the time in there, but I'm glad I've been there.
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  • Got the chance to watch a member of staff make a blown glass mushroom, very interesting. Took our time exploring the many rooms of the museum. Lots of history and craftsmanship to see and read about. If you bring children keep an eye on them as some of the items in the gift shop are within reach of little hands, but I'm sure they will love to see all the glass animals.
  • The Sandwich Glass Museum was a real nice stop as my family toured Cape Cod. It was nothing fancy, but worth our time. The story about the factory and the town of Sandwich was informative. The glass blowing demonstration was interesting and helped us understand the process. I highly recommend stopping by the Sandwich Glass Museum.
  • What a wonderful experience!! This place is full of wonderful and amazing things about glass, it’s colors, it’s designs, and many more stories about glass making. We never knew people who had been working on this glassware were geniuses. There is section where you can she glass blowing (please check for timings before hand because it closes before the museum closes). Bathrooms were clean and there were also few glass items kept which will surely make you think about their hard work. Staff was polite and helpful. And because we reached just in time of museum closing, they let us in without tickets-“free visit” yay!! 😀 A must-see place!
  • A small historical museum with many colorful collections to surprise visitors. Displays are glass artwork dating back from 15th century till contemporary times. They also have a live show to demonstrate glass blowing technique. A nice place to spend a half day and know more about the Cape.
  • Historical display of sandwich glass. Demos of glass blowing. Nice little gift shop. A little bit pricey on some items. Worth the visit. Kids seemed to enjoy it as well.
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