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Hsinchu Municipal Glass Art Museum

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Address: No. 2, Sec., 1, Dongda Rd., E. Dist. | Dongda District, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Phone Number: 03-5626091
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Great history of glass in Taiwan!

We loved seeing the different ways glass is used and adapted in Taiwan and beyond. Don't miss the workshop where you can watch students try their hand at glass blowing. Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Sorry, but I did read some of the reviews before I penned mine down. And so I guess many people are more forgiving. For me, it was really NOT WORTH it if you were all excited to see what magical glass sculptures or expect to be blown away from glassy wonders. Oh well... you are in for a shattering experience.... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

not much to see. everything is a bit old. very disappointed with this museum. visit if you have plenty of times so burn. if not, i suggest you spend more times on the street market/stalls just outside this museum

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I am sure those with an interest in glass art and its history would find this enjoyable, but if you are not it is not really worth the entrance fee.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We loved seeing the different ways glass is used and adapted in Taiwan and beyond. Don't miss the workshop where you can watch students try their hand at glass blowing. Also check out the shops down the path where local artisans sell their work. We got beautiful swan and Christmas tree glass figurines for less than $10.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum is located next to Hsinchu Zoo & part of the Vision Hall of the Windy City. Photography is not allowed inside the museum and the entrance fees is NT$20 per person. The exhibits are nice and there are also a section which tells about the history of glass making in the world and in Taiwan specifically. There are... More 

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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went here with a group of Chinese speaking friends because my guide book said that it is a sight of interest but very limited English information. However I think the museum has been updated greatly since my guidebook was published. All information was available in Chinese and English, very informative and beautiful artworks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a great place to take a family for a day out. There are plenty of activities for the kids to get involved in and for out of Hsinchu visitors, it presents a good idea of the glass making industry in Hsinchu and a bit of an understanding of the layout of the city (there it a giant 3D... More 

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You could take your kids there for a whole day by buying the package tickets in a very reasonable price, especially when you are Hsinchu citizen with a Hsinchu citizen card. Cultural glass ware are pretty attractive and kids could practice how ancient beauties are.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Small Museum but fun to see the beautiful glass artwork with a dash of history. The artifacts are updated quite regularly and gives an insight into evolution of Hsinchu as center of glass manufacturing to a semiconductor tech hub.

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Taipei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This museum used to be the residence of Japanese Governor when Taiwan was still its colony. It is well-kept until today and the Japanese style structural detail is worth taking a good look at, too. Inside, there are creative arts of glass on display. The craftsmanship is amazing. Not only art exhilbition, there is also an area explaining the process... More 

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