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Bath Aqua Glass

105-107 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW, England
01225 428146
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Ranked #11 of 46 activities in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
Owner description: Watch the wonderful Bath Aqua Glass blowers in the Artisan Centre of Bath. Glassblowing Demonstrations Mon-Fri 11.15am & 2.15pm Sat 2.15pmSee our... more » Owner description: Watch the wonderful Bath Aqua Glass blowers in the Artisan Centre of Bath. Glassblowing Demonstrations Mon-Fri 11.15am & 2.15pm Sat 2.15pmSee our beautiful glassware made using traditional Roman techniques in our living museum of glass.WE OFFER BREATH IN A BAUBLE £12.50 THIS IS ONLY ON THE 11.15 AND 2.15 DEMOS. WONDERFUL CHANCE TO BLOW INTO YOUR OWN BAUBLE. During the interactive demos you can ask our glassmakers questions, learn all about how our glass is all made by hand and even have a go yourself and blow a bubble of glass (additional charge)Glass school is run every Saturday morning where you can participate in one of our glassmaking taster courses - Learn to Make a Paperweight. (advance booking essential limited places) Bath Aqua Glass is blown with copper oxide one of the main minerals in the bath Spa Waters. In the factory there are two antique stained glass windows and a collection of glass through the ages. One of the windows was found under Bath Abbey chambers it depicts artisans at work and we are still researching the history. « less
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The shop in the center of Bath was beautiful and they had various different things you could buy such as paperweights and jewellery! We found out to could blow your own Bauble so we decided to do it and the staff were very helpful and helped us to organize everything. When we went to the other building to do the... More

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Only visited the shop which was lovely. Staff were exceptionally nice and friendly. Bought a lovely glass heart. Looking at the reviews on here would like to go back and have a go myself

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It was a wet Saturday and to get out of the rain I popped into Bath Aqua Glass. What a fascinating place and if I had had time it would have been good to have had a go at making a bauble but suffice to say watching the skilled demonstrators was very interesting. Arts and crafts are my thing, watching,... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My mum and I popped up to the workshop for one of the demonstrations, I was a bit luke warm to start with but we both found it interesting and enjoyed watching the skilled glassblowers at work. It was very loud in the small workshop and my mum wears hearing aids so she couldn't hear anything that the man was... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

For Christmas, we got a class here as a present, and not knowing what to expect, we ended-up having a really good time. It was an early start on a Saturday, but we were met by a cheery Will and Harry (yes, I know). Both were quite young, but very experienced, and - more importantly - very funny. We spent... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went as part of a hen day of 9. Each got to have a go at helping make our own bauble (choice of colour) with the very helpful and friendly staff. Bonus is, you have a lovely souvenir! (This does take some days before you can collect). It is warm in there, to be expected given the furnaces, but it... More

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Moose Jaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Amazing store ~ you will not walk out empty-handed!!! My friend and I were on a tour of Bath. We went twice to this store!!

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Found this place on line and booked a visit in advance,which probably wasn't necessary,but I think it's a very good service to offer.Again all staff were happy and helpful,from the lady on the till to the glass blowers.All of our group had a go at the glass blowing,which provided a lot of fun,and you get to take home the piece... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was my favorite part of our trip to Bath. Even if they didn't let you blow in the glass (which they do) it is just an amazing art and so neat to watch. I have seen this in California but it was not as good. This was an awesome experience. I have been twice now and each time been... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Wandering around Bath we came across the Bath Aqua Glass shop. We were looking for a unique glass ornament, but couldn't find anything in the shop that we liked. No problem we were told, go to the factory shop and tell them what you want, so we did. They couldn't do enough for us. They even made our piece while... More

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