Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich

4.5
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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  • There is a wonderful display of centuries of artistic glass, as well as a demonstration by a young man of considerable talent to create a beautiful glass piece in front of you.  more »
  • Absolutely riveting! Have never seen how glass is fired in a furnace. The artisan handled the melted glass as though he had made these beautiful works of art all his life. Absolutely riveting presenta...  more »
  • I visited this museum with extended relatives, and we really enjoyed our time! First off, there are live glass blowing demonstrations on the hour, every hour, during normal business operations. The yo...  more »
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  • Awesome museum! Totally worth the $10 admissions fee (adults). We really enjoyed the glass making demonstration and the staff were friendly and helpful. The gift shop is a bit pricey, but really cool items can be found there.
  • By all means a must visit, there's something for everyone and the staff is super friendly. We loved it!
  • Pretty cool place, with glassblowing demonstrations and some very cool artifacts and historical exhibits. I don’t know if it’s a thing to do every year, but fun once at least.
  • Nice place. Glass blower was a sarcastic college kid. Quite rude.
  • If you like glass, this is the place. Glass blowing, the history of glass , lots of beautiful pieces for sale. Pretty interesting. .. Admission $9.
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