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Sandwich Glass Museum

129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-0251
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Art Museums, Science Museums
Description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
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Lebanon, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This place is really worth the money. Glass blowing demonstration, unusual exhibits, movie about the history of glass making in Sandwich, beautiful deco glass, and gorgeous glass creations

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

As a glass collector I really enjoyed this museum, which concentrates on glass made in Sandwich since 1825. Glass blowing demonstrations are given on the hours and a 20 minute historical presentation prepared by the museum staff is very well done. In addition to lots of glass, they displayed a number of model historical ships and a modern blown glass... More

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Kansas City, MO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

the actual museum was mildly interesting to a guy with very little interest in old glass... It was nice. If you think you will enjoy it, you very likely will. Sandwich is a very nice town.

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Troy, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Found this attraction on Trip Advisor. The museum was very interesting, with a wonderful glass collection. Watched a glassblower create a pumpkin and a swan. He was very informative, and sat right in front of us, explaining every step. Thoroughly enjoyable. There was also an informative theater presentation about the town itself. Well worth a visit!!

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Nova Scotia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

From the glass history to the "ships in a bottle" tour and the model ships display, this is a great museum. Good chat and demo of glass blowing and a huge assortment of glass items on display makes one get a real sense of the importance of the industry to the area. Well Done!

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Glass Museum is enjoyable, but not too special. Displays of glassworks are pretty, but the demonstration on glass making was short and dull. Film on the history of Sandwich was pretty boring.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Been to one other small glass museum and demonstration. Actually that was a gallery and demonstration. This demonstration was different, but just as good. About 30 minutes, but I could have watched longer. The museum was a little long for me and I know our kids would give it ten minutes and want to watch the demonstration. I did learn... More

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DeWitt, New York
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282 reviews 282 reviews
136 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The SGM does not have the scale or scope of the Corning Glass Museum in Corning NY, so if you've been there don't expect this to compare well with it. But on its own merits, this much smaller museum is still pretty good and well worth a visit. There is a glass making demonstration given at various times each day;... More

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Lockport, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This museum is a great rainy day activity. The beautifully colored glass and artful displayed help you forget the gray skies outside. The displays provide varied ways to experience the history of Sandwich Glass and to see many products that the company produced.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My ten-year-old granddaughter and I visited together. As soon as we arrived, the glassblowing demonstration started, which we both really enjoyed. The young man who does the demonstrating (I forget his name) is both entertaining and informative. This was my granddaughter's favorite part. She also enjoyed the Hannah "Rebecca" Burgess dining room in which Rebecca and Capt. Burgess come to... More

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