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Address: 3510 McDonald Drive, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-669-7654
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: -Est.1994- Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative that has been...
-Est.1994- Old Town Glassworks is a workers cooperative that has been creating beautiful recycled glassware on the shores of Great Slave Lake for over 20 years. Open Daily, Year Round. Giftshop brimming with our famous northern glasses, mugs, lamps, magnets, soap pumps & other locally made art and handicrafts. Robbie Craig Prints, Scarves, mugs and glasses. Tuckamoor Wildcrafts Felted Bookmarks, ptarmigans and Owls. Feel Good handcrafted soap, lip balm and lotion bars. Local Dene seal, beaver and wolf ornaments. Frozen Flames earrings, rings, and pendants. Shannon Moore Clean Candles and Jewellry. Valerie Desjardins Custom Northern Artwork, Bottle neck rings and Earrings. Two Hour Glass Engraving Workshops. Ages 3 & up Great for Birthdays, Tourists, Team building , conferences, Friends, First Dates, and Families. Discounts for Students, Groups, and Returning Clients. Groups of 2-8, Everyday. Book your spots Online. Custom Engraving. Logos, Awards, & Gifts.
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We loved the workshop & got to make lovely treasures to take home with us. After a quick lesson in sandblasting & designing our masterpieces, we had plenty of time to create our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
KCowanAZ
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Gilbert, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We loved the workshop & got to make lovely treasures to take home with us. After a quick lesson in sandblasting & designing our masterpieces, we had plenty of time to create our own. Great little place & I highly recommend doing their workshop & creating your own masterpiece. Great place to purchase already made works of art as well.

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Old Town G, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Old Town Glassworks. Thanks for writing a review! Lois More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We met Matthew just leaving for the day but he gave us nonetheless a very profound insight in their workshop, just amazing! Thank you very much, I admire your work and ideas, appreciate the values you stand for and the courage you need to bring with you!

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Old Town G, General Manager at Old Town Glassworks, responded to this review

Meeting and getting an Old Town Glassworks tour from Matthew is definitely a treat for visitors to Old Town, Yellowknife. Thanks for writing a review! Lois More 

Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

unfortunately we didn´t had much time to try to create some pieces of our own, but the finished glasswork shown in the little shop are beautifully made.

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Alberta, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

2 hours and you can have a treasured gift of your Yellowknife vacation. I made a tall glass with aurora etchings. Great fun and assistance. Anyone can do this- no talent required.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We loved visiting Old Town Glassworks today! What an amazing story! They have found a creative way to recycle glass and provide people with an opportunity to create their own piece of art! We were blown away by all of the unique initiatives happening here. Great place to find unique souvenirs, jewelry, sun catchers and decorations all while contributing to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

lots of fun to spend a few hours in yellowknife. we all made our own glasses and we agreed that we could have spent the whole day there. must book in advance for workshops

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Alcala la Real, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visiting Yellowknife for the first time I was told by my family that a visit to the Old Glassworks was a must. We got together 6 people and we had a great afternoon, none of us had been before so it was something new. Shannon was very knowledgeable and very helpful. She explained how everything worked and was on hand... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Funky, fun, sustainable and creative. Just call them and book a time to go and create beautiful glass art. Affordable and a great representation of creating from waste. Do this!

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Monroe, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband, daughter and I are travel addicts and learned a while back if you keep buying the t-shirts and other garbage as your souvenier you won't really have anything to remind you of the trip 10yrs down the road. We began to spend a bit more but find something unique to the area and worth keeping. Old Town Glassworks... More 

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My daughter-in-law and I took the workshop at Old Town Glassworks today. Rob was very knowledgable and helpful. We each made 4 glasses and it was really fun. I can hardly wait to get home to Ontario and show mine off.

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