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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  • 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 »
  • My husband and I have been to several glass blowing companies in the US and outside the US. This is by far the the best company and the museum is interesting. The workmanship of the pieces is amazing....  more »
  • Super history and beauty in glass! The demonstration is awesome and the displays and history of this company is very interesting for all ages! This gives you an idea of what life in Sandwich was like ...  more »
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  • If you like glass, this is the place. Glass blowing, the history of glass , lots of beautiful pieces for sale. Pretty interesting. .. Admission $9.
  • This is a fun museum and a great way to learn about Old Cape Cod glass making. You can see a lot of what they still make today and purchase some glass items. There is a live glass making demonstration and also a lot of historical glass and glass making history.
  • Was a very nice experience overall. I learned a lot about the history of glass making, the chemical compositions of different types of glass as well as how to make the different shapes. There was a nice demonstration with a glass blower that went through the process of showing an audience how to create simple glass shapes from molten glass in the furnace they have at the facility. There were many beautiful glass structures on display as well. Definitely worth the price to visit.
  • Interesting place - didn't spend much time there and there was no glass blowing demo on at the time. Worth a return visit if in the area again.
  • Beautiful museum. They have interactive exhibits and a glassblowing demonstration. It's way bigger than I imagined--room after room of glass pieces. Plan lots of time and don't go if you're tired.

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