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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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More glassware than you could imagine

Arrived early morning on a Monday. Hardly anyone there. Admission was $9. Turned out to be, in our opinion, just a little high. $6 would be a little more reasonable. Started... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Arrived early morning on a Monday. Hardly anyone there. Admission was $9. Turned out to be, in our opinion, just a little high. $6 would be a little more reasonable. Started with a demo of how to blow a wine glass. Fascinating. Learned more about glass blowing in those fifteen minutes than in previous lifetime. There were so many galleries... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful surprise. The items on display were lovely and some quite beautiful. The glass blowing demonstration was made more interesting by the young man who gave the demonstration. He was interesting and gave precise steps in glassblowing.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is a small gem you can do in an hour or less or stay longer and really take in the colors and sights and what colors. Brilliant teals ,and neon yellow to lime green. You get to interact with a humorous live glass blower or watch holograms from the 1880s talk about their life. The displays are a... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First attraction stop on recent Cape trip. The museum is more extensive than I anticipated and the glass blowing exhibition was well done and engaging. It's glass centric to be sure but a good stop and worth exploring.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Relatively small place but filled with interesting items. The glass blowing demonstration was fun and informative. The notes and ites gave much history of Cape Cod and of MA. 40 fun minutes.

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A must see stop when in Sandwich. You will love the history and style this musemu shows. It's a great visit and all will enjoy; Even the little one's. Go see the past in a great light.

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NYC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The demonstration was nice but would have liked to have been shown more with color or techniques...the museum has many rooms of different types of glass from different time periods..very interesting if you like this type of thing. Also has a little shop with various items to purchase.

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Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Sandwich Glass Museum is a must for glass lovers. The history and beauty of Sandwich Glass is displayed in both traditional and innovative ways. The resident glassblower does a beautiful job of showing visitors the intricacies of the art.

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Colchester, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited the glass museum in April. My 11 year old enjoyed learning about and watching the process for making glass items.

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Auburn, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

With just the right amount of glass artifacts on display along with an exhibit on perfume bottles along with the glass blowing demonstration, we passed 2 1/2 hours and were not bored. Just the right amount to learn and leave.

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