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Sandwich Glass Museum

129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-0251
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Ranked #2 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The glass collection is lovely and extensive. The glass making demonstration was interesting as well as the history of the area and the glass company.

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Wolfville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

The displays were well done and very informative. The glass blowing was amazing. Great store. Glad we checked it out.

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Calgary, Canada
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173 reviews 173 reviews
55 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our B+B hosts in Falmouth suggested this was worth a visit. There is a great deal on display as wander through a bit of a maze, room to room with various themes or focus to the glass on display. The glass blowing demo was entertaining, the young man obviously enjoyed the "show" and engaged the crowd... don't miss this part...... More

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East Yaphank
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Apprentice glassblowers demonstrate their craft every hour - remarkable what they can do with glass. Also, the short film about the history of Sandwich was great. The exhibits of the beautiful, ornate glass items were endless. Even the seasonal exhibit of model ships that we saw was very impressive. Plan on spending two hours or more to get it all... More

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Keansburg, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We watched a glassblower make a glass pumpkin, and during the process, he described how they choose their colors, what the colors are made of (I had no idea!!) and how they are infused into the glass. The gentleman giving the demonstration was very personable and quite funny! The museum houses some absolutely stunning glassware, handblown and colored. Very informative... More

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Sandwich Glass Museum was much more than I thought it would be. It was one of the highlights of our trip. My husband, who is not interested in "glass" enjoyed this museum very much. It was not only wonderful to see all the beautiful pieces of glass made by the early glass blowers, but it was also very educational... More

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Martins Creek, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Super cool presentation of glass blowing! Lots of displays of glass and glass art. Loved watching the glass blowing, watched twice.

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had planned for my family to visit the Glass Museum, especially for the Glass Blowing Demo. I must have missed something about the cost to enter, while looking over their site, I thought it was free. It's $8 an adult and $2 for kids under 14. I do understand they have to make money somehow, other than selling expensive... More

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Albany, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband I I enjoyed the museum displays as well as the informative glass blowing demonstrations. Sandwich is a lovely little town.

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arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What a wonderful museum. The history of the glass and glass company is presented in such an interesting way, including some interactive displays, and the glass blowing demo is excellent. Well worth a stop.

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