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Sandwich Glass Museum

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Address: 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508-888-0251
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
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Visited it 2x on my trip

Simply beautiful! My favorite place I visited on my trip. The lighting in the cases showed off the details perfectly. The glass blown demonstration was neat to see how it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Simply beautiful! My favorite place I visited on my trip. The lighting in the cases showed off the details perfectly. The glass blown demonstration was neat to see how it was done. The gift shop has some beautiful pieces that I couldn't resist. 1 of the things I purchased was a couple of hand blown pumpkins. They come in 2... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

this was not a planned stop but we really enjoyed it. we got to watch a wine glass be made and ask any questions we had. we also got to see all the different designs and learn when they got made and why.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Sandwich Glass Museum was a delight....a wonderful glass-blowing exhibition, loads of lovely glassware often mounted in sunshiny windows, and interesting films and exhibits. Leave an hour to two...they have a scavenger hunt for the kids to find special items, and this worked just great for a 5 and 9 y/o. Will go back again.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I guess any subject matter can have a lousy museum or a great one - this one takes the subject of glass blowing and makes it interesting. The glass blowing demonstration was good but even better were the displays - colorful, well-presented, interesting, beautiful building. Definitely worth it.

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The museum is quite fascinating and goes way back to when medical instruments were made of glass. Glass blowing demonstration is great and the Q&A during and after it was a nice touch. Decent gift shop with some reasonably priced glass pieces, jewelry, etc...

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Interesting tour that is also very informative. You learn a lot as you watch the blowers make incredible items. Great visit

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I gained a new appreciation of the artistry of glass design. The demo of glass blowing was a nice way to begin our visit, and we asked a lot of questions whih were welcomed and answered in detail.

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum price includes a 30-min glass blowing demonstration. The artist is very informative and engaging during the demonstration. You are also able to purchase pieces he has made in the gift shop. The museum exhibits are informative; there are currently 2 special exhibits also. The gift shop at the end offers a variety of items to select from; makes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On a very hot day, we were welcomed by the cool air, and beautiful glass, the colors are amazing, and the history behind Sandwich glass. The glassblowing demonstration was very informative, and the gift shop has great tea plates for $11 and vases for over $500. Something for everyone!

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Raleigh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This museum has gone up to $9 per person. I just did not find that much of interest there. There is a really good glass blowing demo, and there is a movie about glass blowing artisans, but the rest just wasn't that interesting.

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