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Sandwich Glass Museum

129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
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Ranked #4 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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Norman, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

So many different things made of glass. Beautiful and learned a lot about early life in America and glass blowing demonstration was great.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Another well thought out museum. Very well organised and interesting, from the video to the glass blowing demo.

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice museum at a center of colonial glass making in New England. Small entrance fee ($8/adult) but worth it for the glassblowing demonstration. Informative and entertaining. Unfortunately the rest of the museum hasn't adopted modern interactive techniques. Many samples and exhibits with signs. Lots to see but you'll be doing a lot of reading. Probably not fun for teens and... More

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New Castle, PA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed the Glass Museum even though we saw less than we would have liked because of having my 4 year old daughter with us. We skipped the film b/c she generally won't sit through those. We did get a front-row seat for the 10am glass demo. That's not to be missed. For kids, my daughter also enjoyed the treasure... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A lovely museum. Definitely sit in on the glass blowing demonstration. The person we watched was informative, refreshingly candid and passionate about her craft. Skip the film which is high on special effects and low on content and focus on the beautifully curated displays.

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Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My 6 year old and 11 year old we're very interested in the start of the museum, the way glass was made and the way the glass was coloured. They loved the demonstration, my older boy participated! I loved all the beautiful glass. Interesting historical perspective as well.

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Alexandria, VA
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290 reviews 290 reviews
121 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The history of glass-making comes into full view in this museum with its emphasis on the establishment of the first American glass factory in Sandwich, which surprisingly was attractive for its wood rather than its sand. A glass blowing exhibit (led by a young apprentice) lays the foundation for understanding the art of blowing glass, but also for pressing it,... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Which includes a hands on demo of glass blowing techniques. The gift shop carries local artists works that are very reasonably priced. Stay in the area for lunch.

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Pinecrest, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There was a short glass blowing exhibition. The museum itself had numerous beautiful samples of glass from the 1600"onward. My teens were fascinated by the many types of glass and the shapes and forms. Nice Museum.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very interesting, historical (within industry and locality :) spot to learn about early American glass production...probably not for children under 7 or 8 just because there is not much that will 'entertain' aside from the beautiful and intricate visuals of glass and glassmaking...

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