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Sandwich Glass Museum

Address: 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508-888-0251
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.

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Santa Clara, California, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This small but fascinating museum was one of the highlights of a 2-1/2 week "leaf peeper" vacation! It is well maintained, with nicely displayed glass pieces, both old and new. Especially interesting is watching the glass-blowing demonstration!

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Laval, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The kids loved to see glass making, and they also loved scavenger hunt to look for those little details that was rewarded them with marbles

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was really cool to see glass blowing and be able to ask the journeyman questions about his craft. Gift shop had something at every price point.

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Windham, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We entered and waited for the glass blowing demonstration to begin. The was amazing to watch,we asked questions and the young man was so willing to answer any and all of them. We spent 2 hours in this museum,looking at the beautiful glass pieces. I loved the interactive dining room,was neat to see the ghost like figure and listen to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We started our visit with the movie in the theater. After we watched the glass blowing demonstration which was both informative and entertaining. The museum is filled with rooms of glassware and the history of it. There is a gift shop that offers jewelry, ornaments and other beautiful glass pieces for sale. If you're in the area stop in and... More 

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NH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very cool glassblowing demonstration that happens on the hour. The little video they have is VERY loud, but interesting as well. Lots of glass pieces to look at...we got a little burnt out on looking at glass by the end. The Christmas ornaments were gorgeous.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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144 reviews 144 reviews
43 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is worth a stop! You can spend lots of time in here if you take in all that there is to offer. Lots of glass collected and displayed with cameo films ongoing. A history of the Glass Works in Sandwich. A very interesting demo of actual glass blowing as a seated audience. Beautiful items for sale and enjoying even... More 

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Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My daughter and I visited the museum on a quiet Sunday morning and got a private demonstration and lesson on glass making. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The glass is beautiful and we enjoyed learning about the history of glass making in MA. The gender specific items on display in the restrooms was a nice touch.

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Majorca, Spain
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135 reviews 135 reviews
61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is worth a little time here as they have some nice pieces of glass on show. Purchases can be made at the shop. There is a short presentation on making glass shapes.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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129 reviews 129 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The museum's main attraction is the glass-making demonstration. If you are interested in glassware the remainder of the museum is worthwhile. Not a destination visit, but if you are in the area and have an hour and half to spend, it is worthwhile

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