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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  • The Sandwich Glass Museum is an absolute gem! The museum itself has an incredible collection of glasswork, exploring tons of different techniques used to create or enhance the pieces. If you aren’t in...  more »
  • Have been to many glass blowing places before, but this was far above the others. Wonderful museum , nice things for sale and excellent demonstration by the entertaining glass blower, Alex. Highly rec...  more »
  • Loved the glass blowing demonstration and found some wonderful affordable gifts in the shop including a rather lovely pink hair grip. who knew?!!  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • This is a great informing museum that will engage kids to. Loved the glasses blowing demonstration.
  • Great history about glass. Many displays and detailed information. Funny and informative glass blowing demonstration.
  • Interesting exhibits. Knowledgeable staff. Lovely gift shop.

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