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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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A real surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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worcester,ma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
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 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We started our visit with the movie in the theater. After we watched the glass blowing demonstration which was both informative and entertaining. The museum is filled with rooms of glassware and the history of it. There is a gift shop that offers jewelry, ornaments and other beautiful glass pieces for sale. If you're in the area stop in and... More 

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NH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very cool glassblowing demonstration that happens on the hour. The little video they have is VERY loud, but interesting as well. Lots of glass pieces to look at...we got a little burnt out on looking at glass by the end. The Christmas ornaments were gorgeous.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is worth a stop! You can spend lots of time in here if you take in all that there is to offer. Lots of glass collected and displayed with cameo films ongoing. A history of the Glass Works in Sandwich. A very interesting demo of actual glass blowing as a seated audience. Beautiful items for sale and enjoying even... More 

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