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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

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Address: Wheeling, WV
Phone Number: 800-624-6988
Description: The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass...
The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
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Interesting Museum

Very interesting place! I did get to enjoy watching a demonstration for making a glass paperweight. Beautiful place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place! I did get to enjoy watching a demonstration for making a glass paperweight. Beautiful place!

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

History of decorative glass manufacturers in wheeling area. Watch glass blowers create decorative objects. View largest punch bowl in the world.

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Columbia Station, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a wonderful visit here and was able to see a master craftsman at work. Grand displays of glass from many different periods. The gift shop is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stopped here while in the Wheeling area. It is a small museum. Well done. Exceptional displays if you love antique glassware. The glassblower was interesting. Will visit again. The gift shop is superb! Friendly help. Beautiful merchandise. Wonderful place to find gifts.

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Oakland, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Several types of glassware are beautifully arranged on the first floor of the Carriage Glass Museum on the grounds of Oglebay Resort. A Victorian carriage is also on display. The Sweeney Punch Bowl, about five feet tall, can be viewed downstairs.

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Columbia SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This museum and the attached gift shop are part of the resort. I didn't realize how many glass companies had flourished in West Virginia. The best part was seeing a live demo on glass making right there in the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Beautiful glass museum. Take the time to watch the glass blowing demonstration. It is amazing what the artist can do

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Disputanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We shopped for a while then went downstairs to the museum. The glass was interesting but the glass blower Bob Allen was very interesting. We went back upstairs and bought a couple of pieces that he had made.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I never realized what a hub for glassworks the Wheeling area was. The museum is beautiful - filled with examples of the finest glassware the Wheeling area produced. There is also a glass artisan on the premises to demonstrate glass creation techniques. Doesn't take long and there is a beautiful shop connected to the Museum

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Shillington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Take a few minutes to tour at the end you can watch glass being made it was very interesting and you can buy items in the gift shop

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Address: Wheeling, WV
Phone Number: 800-624-6988
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Wheeling

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