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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  • August 14, 2017
    The history of glass making is very interesting. All the displays of various types and styles of glass from the past and present. The demonstration of glass blowing was very informative and you were c...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Museum was quaint. Glassblowing demonstration was great (I have seen glassblowing many different places including Venice Italy) the personal history of glass as it pertains to cape cods history was ve...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We were literally passing through this town and had some extra time so we thought we would fill it by spending a few minutes at this small museum. We were delighted to find a local gem, filled with fa...  more »
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  • March 12, 2017
    Definitely neat to see the glass there and the ornate designs. The glass blowing demonstration was informative and fun too. The museum could use a little upkeep in areas though. Also they have a lot of the same kind of glass work on display which started to get a little old to me. A little more variety would be nice. Then again, it's important to remember they are showcasing SANDWICH glass, not necessarily all forms of glass art, hence the repetition of the same glass designs. That being said, they do have an exhibit room where they showcase pretty cool glass art from various glass artists.
  • July 5, 2017
    Definitely more to see and learn about glassmaking than we thought when we pulled up. Very interesting and you can see glass blowing every hour!
  • July 4, 2017
    This is a great informing museum that will engage kids to. Loved the glasses blowing demonstration.
  • June 9, 2017
    Great history about glass. Many displays and detailed information. Funny and informative glass blowing demonstration.
  • June 13, 2017
    Interesting exhibits. Knowledgeable staff. Lovely gift shop.

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