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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

Wheeling, WV
800-624-6988
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Not too large, but an excellent collection. My family is from the area, and has an interest in glass pieces; my teenage daughter loved it. R Allen did a demonstration which as really interesting.

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Cleveland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Be careful purchasing tickets to both the museum and glass museum - Glass museum closes early and noone told us so we never got to visit. Museum is nice though for adults - kids were bored but probably why 12 and under are free! :)

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Culpeper, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Eras of glass were arranged in a pleasing and information way to give us a wonderful overview of this nearly disappearing art. Go see these stunning examples of cut and pressed glass, carnival glass like no other and fantastic art glass and china. Wish I owned some so I could see it every day.

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Pittsburgh PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We have been there numerous times and enjoy the glass blower, Bob. He spends a lot of time answering questions. The store has something for everyone, from a couple of dollars to hundreds. If you don't like glass, the house museum is very nice and the grounds are gorgeous. The cafe has good food for reasonable prices. And there are... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The glass museum and shop if a very nice place to see while in Wheeling and at Olgebay park. There are beautiful glasswork from years gone by as well as current items for sale with all price ranges. Nice to see especially at Christmas time.

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Pittsburgh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Family members and I were in the glass blowing museum on Dec. 21, 2013 afternoon. The gift shop has beautiful glassware for sale. The majority of it is not made at Oglebay. The museum and glass blowing demonstration is downstairs and has more beautiful glassware to see. The next glass blowing demonstration was at 3:15 pm which we were eagerly... More

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Garards Fort, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The Glass Museum was just Beautiful! We enjoyed looking at the vases and Christmas ornaments of all sorts and colors.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went down because oglebay is well advertised but would be lying if I told you I wasnt disappointed . traffic to get there is awful ,you learn a little if your interested in glass then you will enjoy it . The best part was the glass blower to talk to him was cool . We didnt take the class that... More

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Parma, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Best thing in Wheeling to do. Take the class it is fun even if you think you cant do it try it the best teachers are here. I took the class not once but twice and ready to go back for another day of if. Most people dont know you can go in and make your own glass no matter... More

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New York City, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We happened by chance on this museum and thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum as such is not too big, so even with small children it is manageable. There are some exquisite pieces in this collection, well worth the visit. Then there is a demonstration area, interesting for young and old where glass blowers are actually showing their art and making... More

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