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Sandwich Glass Museum

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Address: 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone Number: 508-888-0251
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.

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We visited the glass museum in April. My 11 year old enjoyed learning about and watching the process for making glass items.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Colchester, CT
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Colchester, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the glass museum in April. My 11 year old enjoyed learning about and watching the process for making glass items.

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Auburn, New York
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

With just the right amount of glass artifacts on display along with an exhibit on perfume bottles along with the glass blowing demonstration, we passed 2 1/2 hours and were not bored. Just the right amount to learn and leave.

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Nanuet
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time watching the young man demonstrate glass blowing, as he was very skilled and personable during the show. The museum is set up with many rooms of beautiful colored glass art, with extensive information & photos. Overall, a visually stimulating and colorful way to spend a spring afternoon in Sandwich, then explore the quaint historical town.

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worcester,ma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I always wanted to go to the museum, mostly to see the glass blowing demo. It was 9$ per person to get in! And it's a total snooze fest. There are rooms and rooms of Sandwich glass, which all looks the same to me.The kid doing the glass blowing demo is brand new at it and although he did his... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I didn't know what to expect at a glass museum but there was a bit of everything, including a glass blower who made each of us a paper weight to take with us. There is "historically significant", like glassware, etc. up to very modern glass art. You should go.

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Yuba City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were on a Go Boston Bus tour that was listed as a Cape Cod trip. Knowing next to nothing about Sandwich or the Glass Factory this stop was a surprise. We watched a glass blowing demo, visited the gift shop and briefly looked at the glass museum. The items in the gift shop were very expensive and we're not... More 

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Santa Clara, California, USA
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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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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
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14 helpful votes 14 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 helpful votes 23 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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