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Museum of Glass

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Address: 1801 East Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 866 468 7386
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on...

An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.

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This is a special place to visit. Everything from the architecture of the building to the displays is worth seeing. The big treat is the demonstration on glass blowing - the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
rsfarrelly
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Tacoma, WA
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Santa Clara, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not an overly large museum so it is very easily doable for families. The exhibits were extraordinary and watching the hands-on theater where the glass blowers create art is very interesting.

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Thank Margie S
Litchfield, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very short time frame and choose the glass museum as I was a stained glass artisan for over fifteen years in the 1990's . The work in the museum covered an interesting span of type of glass work and subject matter. It was interesting to see a collection of more contemporary workmanship. The museum is an interesting... More 

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Thank Marsha C
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The staff are friendly and informed, and the exhibits are fantastic and varied. Watching the live glass blowing is pure magic! I'm pretty sure their wizards.

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Thank elonylynn
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum with changing exhibits of glass artistry. Hot shop does live demos. Museum offers docent walks around town viewing glass art. Pre-school group when we were there were mesmerized by art appropriate for little ones. The docent was excellent. Nice gift shop. Easy walk to Glass Bridge featuring Chihuly pieces as well as Union Station which also has several... More 

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Thank Marjorie G
Bend, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a half-day here as part of a birthday celebration for my sister, 54, who loves blown glass. We were greatly disappointed by the museum, which was devoted largely to rotating exhibits of art, most of which incorporated glass, but much of which is questionably art. Many pieces were attempts to wax philosophic, but only revealed that some artists,... More 

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Thank DinzFam
Richmond Heights, Ohio
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not that big of collection on display, but what was there was pretty cool. The selling point of the admission fee is the Hot Shop, the live glass blowing. It is awesome to see how the things you just saw are made. It was amazing to watch them form the glass and add colors. There was a guy talking to... More 

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Thank TheTravelingRoss
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum is small so is good for little ones with short attention span. They have glass blowing demos in the hot shop and is fun to watch the process in the theater like setting. Activities in the studio for kids are fun. Exhibit rotates and only displays outside and on bridge are permanent. Little pricey but would get multiple museum... More 

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Elk, Washington
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a good three hours enjoying the beautiful creations by the artists. We especially marveled at the unique creations, the facility and the Glass Hot Shop where we were able observed the artists at work. Numerous kilns all aglow and with dialogue to accompany the work performed by the creators. Parking is available in a parking... More 

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Thank WALewisC
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm a local and I always bring visitors from out of town to the Glass Museum rather than the Space Needle. Beautiful glass art & lots to see with rotating exhibits and guest artists. Watch live as master glassblowers forge their craft before your eyes. Also educational with history and science behind glass. Must see!

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Thank Mighty M
Tacoma, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special place to visit. Everything from the architecture of the building to the displays is worth seeing. The big treat is the demonstration on glass blowing - the staff work on and explain glass blowing right in front of you. If you are interested in how glass art is created this is the place to visit. On... More 

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