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Sandwich Glass Museum

129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-0251
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Ranked #3 of 20 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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Fairfield, Connecticut
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421 reviews 421 reviews
95 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We had a very enjoyable time looking at the numerous glass displays. In addition there is a glass blowing demonstration and a movie. The glass blowing demonstration was very informative too. They have a really nice gift shop- many glass items are for sale.

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A glassblower gave a demonstration of the process. The museum has many examples of glass - beautiful! The gift shop has many glass pieces for sale - many were inexpensive.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

As a justice of the peace, I have used there "ocean ball" as a tool. It's a glass ball that I have the bride and groom each pour in a little sand. Thus, joining two lives to make one. Beautifully hand blown items.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Before Deming Jarvis brought affordable glass items to the home, pewter was the norm. The mass produced pressed glass made on the shores of Cape Cod Bay were shipped up and down the coast and sent inland. This museum tells the story of the times, showcases the early simple glass and the later exquisite pieces in all their colorful glory... More

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Falmouth
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We've lived in the area for almost twenty years and have been advised to go to the museum many times. Friends from Vermont were visiting and we took the opportunity to finally heed advice. We are so happy we did. The glass blowing demonstration was excellent. We stayed for both demonstrations and each was different and entertaining. We also took... More

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Carver, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Learned the art of glass blowing by a delightful young man doing the demonstration, which should not be missed. I watched it twice. The kids loved the juggling young man. The exhibits are beautiful and it was so worth the visit. Nice gift shop to browse at the end.

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Sacramento, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Step back in time and learn the art of glass blowing by a demonstrator who is wonderful for children as well. Learn how color is achieved and the cooling process. Lots of lovely glass styles to view. Plus it is in Sandwich which offers a quaint little Cape Cod town to walk around and view other attractions.

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Millburn, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are in Sandwich, the glass museum is wonderful. Do not miss the glass blowing demonstration or any of the audio/visual exhibitions. It was delightful and on some level, nicer that the V&A in London.

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Portland OR
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A very enthusiastic glass blower provided an informative and entertaining demonstration on some basic skills and techniques for the art form, while also providing technical knowledge about the equipment. The museum also provides an interesting background on pressed glass and the rise and fall of the industry in Sandwich.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This an interesting museum with a glass demonstration, not elaborate, but educational. There is also a movie regarding the history of Sandwich and many displays of glass objects and wooden ships. We enjoyed ourselves. This can be saved for a rainy day or such.

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