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Thames Glass

Address: 688 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-846-0576
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Ranked #6 of 64 Attractions in Newport
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: We are closed for the winter until sometime in the late spring. Many thanks to all of our wonderful...
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: We are closed for the winter until sometime in the late spring. Many thanks to all of our wonderful customers and friends! See you in the late spring!

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Rhinebeck, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have been visiting Newport for years, and think of ourselves as being pretty knowledgeable when it comes to what to see and do while in town. Well… then the innkeeper at the inn we were visiting suggested that we take a break from a chilly winter afternoon and visit the Thames Street Glass blowing studio. She set us up... More 

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White Plains, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Our family visited Newport over Thanksgiving weekend and decided to visit Thames Gallery so that we could make glass ornaments. The team at Thames handled everything so professionally, from our reservation over the phone the day before, our arrival, getting prepped, and especially the actual glass-blowing. Shane worked with each of us to make our ornaments, explaining everything so carefully,... More 

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Holland, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We each made a paperweight. You get to pick the colors and learn about how. It is hands on and only takes about 20 minutes each. Nice people and a fascinating process.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Took my 8 and 11 year old on a rainy day and they both made gorgeous paperweights for $144 including $14 for shipping the paperweights to our house (you can't take them home right away they have to cool for 2 days). Kids must be well behaved, listen to instructions and follow them because there are very hot tools and... More 

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When I was a kid I visited a glass shop in Venice, Italy. I never forgot the dazzling glass sculptures. I wanted to blow my own glass ever since. Here at Thames Glass I saw a master at work and molten glass, like liquid water, was shaped into perfume bottles and paperweights. I chose to make a paperweight. I was... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Took our 8 year old and 6 year old on a rainy day. All four of us made ornaments. Lots of fun. Kids must be able to follow directions because you are in a workshop full of tools and heat is essential to the process. Glass blower was very friendly and patient. You need to be able to pick up... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My 9 year old son and I created glass ornaments here. The staff were great and really made it fun and accessible for kids. I have never seen an establishment that offered this type of activity - it was really fun and unique! It takes two days for your creations to 'cool down', so I'd recommend doing this activity early... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The four of us (parents, 17 and 10 year old daughters) each took a turn creating something on our first trip to Thames Glass. Two paperweights, an ornament and a bowl. While the paperweights and ornament are very attractive, the bowl is museum worthy. And the two guys we worked with made it so easy that it really is fool... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Teens, parents and grandparents spent a fun two hours blowing glass ornaments and paperweights with Matthew. Book your reservations early to get day and tine you want. Photo taking allowed while making your unique glass blown piece. Choose your colors and speckled or swirly design. Winter is a great time to go as you don't get sweaty! :) Matthew and... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I was planning a trip to Newport and found out about Thames glass and the fact that they provide glass blowing experience. As my wife has always been intrigued by glass blowing, I decided to reserve a session for both of us. The session was great and our instructor was informative and very patient. It was great fun watching the... More 

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