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Thames Glass

688 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-846-0576
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Ranked #3 of 41 activities in Newport
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: We are closed for the winter, but our website is open, so you can order glass anytime! Many Thanks to all our loyal customers and friends!! See you in... more » Owner description: We are closed for the winter, but our website is open, so you can order glass anytime! Many Thanks to all our loyal customers and friends!! See you in the late spring! « less
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Westport, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Waterbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My husband and I have taken the glass ornament class four times. Each and every time we have had an incredible experience. The glass blowers offer a personalized touch and honest answers for all our questions. Shane, in particular, was clearly passionate and excited about glassblowing, and he even took the time to explain how some of the other items... More

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Neptune, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Took my daughter for a day trip to Newport for her birthday (from New Jersey). Had a fantastic time at Thames Glass during her session and the vase is still one of her prize possessions. I have been a fan of Matthew and his crew for years. You will not regret the time spent here....

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Manchester, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband & I make it an annual tradition with another couple to make an ornament & grab dinner in Newport each year. The ornament making is fun and reasonably priced. You get to pick what type of ornament you'd like to make - speckle or swirl - and what colors you would like to use (up to 3). There... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
71 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My family of 5 (ages 24-60) made ornaments at Thames Glass. It was a unique experience and a good change of pace from touring historic sites. The instructors are very nice and helpful. We all had a great time and would recommend it.

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NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Blow your own glass ornament or paperweight. A unique experience with a professional glass blower. You get to choose your colors and design and actually heat and blow your glass ornament. It was a lot of fun and can be done by anyone. You make/blow your ornament and pick it up 2 days earlier after it has cooled or they... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My sister and I went last October and made glass ornaments. The staff was so friendly and helpful and it was just super fun. I highly recommend!

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New York CIty
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I buy an ornament everywhere I vacation so this was right up my alley...something I made is even better... For the price, it's a memory that will last forever and something I've never been able to do elsewhere. The process takes approx 20 mins each. It's not a group setting. You make an appt and they show your group personally.... More

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

It has been a tradition of my husband and I to collect ornaments from each place we visit. When I found thames glass through TA and saw I could hand blow my own ornament I was very excited. I also have a fascination with hand blown glass. The glass blowing itself was a lot of fun, the instructor ( I... More

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