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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We came upon this one by luck. Caught the last planned demonstration for blowing glass. The charismatic young man was very interactive with his watchers. Then we toured the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Hot Springs, United States
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Hot Springs, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We came upon this one by luck. Caught the last planned demonstration for blowing glass. The charismatic young man was very interactive with his watchers. Then we toured the museum and it was breath taking. The gift shop has a price range that covers any budget and you can even purchase pieces made by the young man that provided the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is a living and working museum and it was fantastic. Everyone in our group (aged 8 - 70) were enthralled with the glass blowing, the video presentations and stories and the displays of amazing glass. The gift shop is actually good, too, and I don't like gift shops!!! Prices were reasonable and the selection good. Good place to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The glassblowing demonstration was excellent and well worth the time. It was accompanied by interesting explanations and a bit of humor - all from a talented and engaged young man who has chosen to make a career of glassblowing. The museum exhibits were nicely arranged and provided a comprehensive history of the origins of glassblowing and the original factory in... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating to watch glass being blown and very informational, as the person talks about the glass and the entire process. He or she also takes questions. The pieces in the museum are not only beautiful, but they are a part of history. Don't miss the gift shop. Reasonable prices for lovely items. I have several glass rings and earrings to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is truly special and unique. If you love history and you love glass, you have to go here when in Sandwich either before or after you have lunch at the Daniel Webster Inn. They give you insight into how glass was made in the colonial period and on. You can also see different color glass: blues, turquoise, cranberry,... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was another visit selected based in TripAdvisor suggestions. This one did not disappoint. We arrived in time for the glass blowing demonstration. The young gaffer was pleasant and did a good demonstration. We have been to glass blowing demonstrations before and this was not quite as good as the best. But well done just the same The historical information... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The glass blowing was very informative and the glass blower had a lot of fun telling how glass products were made. The museum had a great historical lay out of early period glas making ad many different forms of glass.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of displays on the history and making of glass through the ages. Mostly historical glass pieces on display, the short demonstration was fun to watch.

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Fairfax
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is probably not the kind of museum that would appeal to everyone but we like antiques and found this museum to be everything you would want. Not only are the exhibits well-planned and thought out, but the display of Sandwich glass is fabulous. Plus, every hour they have a glass blowing demonstration. We really liked that and were quite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Interesting tour through the history of glass making with a glass blowing exhibition. Lots of different pieces with chances to buy some. Glass blowing interesting but only about 15 minutes.

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Additional Information about Sandwich Glass Museum

Address: Address: 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508-888-0251
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Sandwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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