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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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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! The displays and their descriptions were beautiful and fascinating. The glassblowing demonstration was awesome, and Alex was not only informative but his personality w...  more »
  • My husband and I stopped in because someone suggested we go. It is a great way to spend an hour or two. Very informative! I don't want to give anything away, but the museum exhibits have fun little su...  more »
  • We sat on benches to watch glass being made using different techniques throughout history and in Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. There is an extensive walk- through gallery featuring historical...  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.