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Bath Aqua Glass

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Address: 105-107 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW, England
Phone Number: 01225 428146
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Watch the wonderful Bath Aqua Glass blowers in the Artisan Centre of Bath....

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.

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I am a Bathonian and this was my first visit to this attraction. It was great. Very interesting and informative. Next time I will certainly "blow my own bauble".

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sylvia s
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a Bathonian and this was my first visit to this attraction. It was great. Very interesting and informative. Next time I will certainly "blow my own bauble".

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the last few years we've gone to Bath Aqua Glass to blow a bauble with our son and a friend. It allows you to have a lovely keepsake for future. It is also interesting to see the glass blowing been done by professionals. Book as early as you can though as they only have a few spots per session... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous visit and so interesting to watch too. We saw a glass jug being made then had a go at blowing our own bauble. Well worth a visit. The shop has some beautiful gifts and even the 'apprentice' made pieces are lovely. Highly recommend this to all visitors to Bath.

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Thank Rivierabelle
Wimbledon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

we enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the glass factory. The demonstration was very informative and staff were happy to answer questions. We chose to add the 'Breathe in a Bauble' experience to the tour and waited in anticipation to collect our baubles the following day. The baubles are stunning and are now hanging proudly on our tree.

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Thank Alison18
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We went to Bath Aqua Glass in Walcot Street having prebooked their Breath in a Bauble experience. We watched work on the hot floor and were taught some interesting facts by the glass blowers and by a video. Then it was time to watch our own bauble being made- during the blowing we both breathed into the bauble - our... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We popped in to have a closer look at the glass and ended up buying a few pieces. The chap serving us was very helpful and gave us a little bit of history, he asked if we had time to spare as there was one more demo taking place, (there are two buildings, about 10 minutes walk apart) we just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Went to see the glass blowing demonstration which was very interesting. The kids then had a go at making a christmas bauble which they enjoyed.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Came during half term. Did the 'blow a bauble' deal they do. £17 including the demonstration (they made a water jug) all together we were there for about an hour and thoroughly enjoyed it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the glass making demonstration. The gentleman and lady who were carrying it out were highly skilled and engaging. Very informative!

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Thank Maria A
County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This shop is has a beautiful range of gifts and handmade items. Myself and my boyfriend attended the "breath-in-a-bauble" class which was great. The staff were so knowledgeable and passionate about their creations. We now have a beautiful bauble each which will be on our Christmas tree for years to come. They are beautiful reminders of a lovely break in... More 

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