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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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Washington, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

some of the glass is a little pricey but all in all it is a nice place, the workshop downstairs is pretty neat, not much hands on but some good ingfo an glass in the area.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

love it here! love to watch them blow the glass rite in fron t of you just so interesting a must see esp if you have kids they would love to see this...a must see for everyone

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Byrdstown, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A nice stop for someone loving glass. It was a small but interesting visit. The ticket also got us into the mansion which had much history to explore with the furniture and artifacts displayed.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Must wear long pant and closed toed shoes. You will not be able to "blow" glass but making a paper weight is harder than you think. Don't stop spinning! Facilities allow for only one student at a time but a wonderful experience and our thanks and admiration to a very patient instructor. Daughter and husband coul care less about the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A lot of pretty pieces. was a way to waste an hour. prices are not to bad. bought a set of wine glasses.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Interesting glass museum downstairs. Learn about the history of glass in this area, which had many famous producers at one time. Upstairs there is a wide selection of glass for sale, including some pieces from those local places, which no longer operate.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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