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Bath Aqua Glass

105-107 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW, England
01225 428146
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Ranked #12 of 48 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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wiltshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I ordered a pendant online and chose to collect it from the shop rather than paying postage. I hadn't realised there were two locations. A friend offered to collect it for me and went to the Cheap Street branch only to discover the item was at the Walcott shop. The girl at Cheap Street was very helpful and obviously having... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

enjoyed our time watching, learning and even being involved in the creation of glass. The well thought out demonstration was enjoyable to watch and listen to. worth a visit and you can create your own glass ball, you have to wait till the next day to collect as it needs to cool down correctly

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a surprise activity for my recent hen weekend in Bath and I loved it. It was great to do something so different and it appealed to all of my hens no matter what their age. Lovely strawberries, brownies and bubbles too! Getting to keep our beautiful baubles was also a lovely keepsake and a reminder of a wonderful... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautifully made gifts to take home. I think they were reasonably priced and I bought several items.

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Leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was on a recent business trip for three days never expected a high level of service will definitely stay there again. Brij Kotecha Leicester

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

very cool the garden and water fall under the Bath and Bristol bridge, is a good place to visit and relax

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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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