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Address: 688 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-846-0576
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: We are closed for the winter until sometime in the late spring. Many...
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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Awesome activity!

What a fantastic opportunity! I had family visiting from out of the country and suggested glass blowing at Thames Glass for their family as I have done it with my own family. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a fantastic opportunity! I had family visiting from out of the country and suggested glass blowing at Thames Glass for their family as I have done it with my own family. It is as fascinating for adults as it is for children. Glass blowing is as an amazing form of art and to witness the process is incredible. The... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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