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Museum of Glass

1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
866 468 7386
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Ranked #11 of 37 Attractions in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
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Sumner, Washington
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151 reviews 151 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My 3rd trip to the Museum of Glass The galleries change from time to time making it fun to revisit, were enjoyable to us on this time. Check the web site to make sure the Hot Shop is open its very interesting, allow some time for it The Hot Shop is nice and warm and feels great on cold rainy... More

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Monrovia, Alabama, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Become inspired by the beauty and delicate structure of glass. I was most Impressed by several school groups of young children. This tells me they appeal to all ages and the displays are engaging. I recommend this exhibit.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

While worth the visit, this museum was not at all what I expected. Apparently there are three main galleries, only one of which was open (they called that space two galleries, but it was basically one big divided room). The exhibits were interesting, but having so much of the museum closed as they changed out exhibits turned out to not... More

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's a beautiful building with an intriguing (although blisteringly hot) live studio area where you can watch various people working on different projects. The live studio area would benefit from a sound system upgrade - couldn't understand much of what was said. However, I'm glad we went on third Thursday (free admission) as we would have been very disappointed overall... More

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Florence, Oregon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went here to see the items on display, but were nicely surprised to see the live glass blowing and forming in the furnaces. The furnaces are very hot and the lengthy methods show why glass figures can be so expensive. They seem to have guest artists showing their talent.This is a very nice museum and they do a good... More

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Grenoble, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Open workshop with introduction in live ( not recorded types) and artists working, it is really a nice experience of learning how glass artworks are made. Definitely worth spending some time there if you are in the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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72 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Museum of Glass has an interesting exhibit area, and on our visit we enjoyed seeing the glass works on display. However, we have seen glass art as good and usually better in many glass studios. The great attraction here is to watch the glass blowers in a small amphitheater that is completely fitted out with all that serious glass... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to visit and enjoy the workmanship of a skillful artisan! Chihuly glass is a must see, here and Seattle. Just do it in that order and you will be blown away!

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This excellent museum was originally inspired to celebrate the great American glass artist who is a native of Tacoma, Dale Chihuly. The cone of the building is an amphiteater allowing visitors to view glass art in progress. Often, blowers are noted artists from European countries like Italy and Finland. Galleries feature changing exhibits of glass art from ancient to contemporary... More

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Austin, TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This sounded like a fun outing but it underdelivered. The bridge is a long walk from the paid parking. The entrance is a boring walk from the bridge. The artists on show were underwhelming, although the hanging old sign letters were fun. The 'artist' in residence was making some kind of plaque for a rich person. Dull, dull, dull. Wish... More

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