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“A fascinating collection, sensitively displayed and explained.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Glass and Crystal

Museum of Glass and Crystal
Plazuela Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre, 2 | Frente a la Iglesia San Felipe Neri, 29012 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 22 02 71
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Owner description: The museum is located in a crefully restored 18th century house, where we can browse through the history of humanity by means of the glass. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 7pm. Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day and for the whole of the month of August.
London, United Kingdom
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“A fascinating collection, sensitively displayed and explained.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

My sister and I shared a guided tour with just one other person when we visited. The setting of a beautiful family home gave a perfect background to the displays,especially since our first guide was the latest member of this family, giving a very personal atmosphere. Our second,( English) guide was delightful, telling the stories behind the exhibits, linking them to the people in paintings or the family, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to us in a gentle and unpretentious manner. I will certainly go again - there was so much to take in. My tip - don't rush, absorb the atmosphere.

Visited January 2011
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“Great Place,Malaga City.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

If anyone is in the Malaga area of Spain I would highly recommend a visit to this museum.
The museum is set in an old traditional Moorish style villa about 15 minutes walk from the city centre.The villa has been privately and beautifully restored by the owners and displays a large collection of paintings,glassware,furniture,stained glass and personal objects from a number of eras,all set in a series of intimate rooms.
The owners are extremely knowledgeable about the artifacts they have collected over a number of decades and are happy to personally show individuals and small groups around.
However it is strongly advisable, and courteous, to contact the museum in advance if you do not speak Spanish and the owners will make sure someone is there to guide you in English,this may well be one of the owners themselves.You can do this on the day you intend to visit.
(Someone recently wrote a critical report because they joined a group of Spanish people for the tour and did not understand the information,however this is a Spanish museum in a Spanish city!)
Brochures can be collected at most tourist information offices in the surrounding area,a map is advisable to help find the location within Malaga city. Or you can telephone the museum on 952 221 949 or e-mail on museovidriomalaga@gmail.com
At the time of writing the entrance fee per person is 4e.Concessions exist for children,pensioners and groups.
I highly recommend a visit.

Visited January 2011
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Scotland
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“Recommend to all who are interested in the fine arts, history and antiques.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

Our accommodation was only 2 mins. from the Museum, nevertheless it was not easy to find, but knowing it was beside a church helped.
We went on the off-chance and were politely welcomed by the owner, who offered the tour in Spanish or English. He gave us a delightful unhurried personal tour costing only 5 euros for the two of us (seniors rate).
He was extremely knowledgeable and showed us the exterior of the house façade describing its period and style, followed by the magnificent interior patio. As our visit was in December, were able to view the splendid nativity display in ceramics set inside the front porch.
The beautiful stained glass and exquisite ceramics were fully matched by the painting and furniture, most of which had a history and were of antique interest. Many of the exhibits were of English and Scottish origin.
I would recommend this exhibition to all who are interested in the fine arts, history and antiques.

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“A major gem, Don't Miss It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

No where else on earth can you find such an amazing collection of glass and crystal beautifully displayed in a fully restored 18th Century posada along side incredible antique furniture and period paintings. The city itself is being lovingly restored and buzzes with life and fantastic restaurants all year long! The museum is simply spectacular. Well worth a trip to Malaga any time of the year!

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“Don't bother, unless you speak fluent Spanish.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

I cannot warn people enough about going to this alledged attraction. We had read the previous reviews and thought the museum would be worth a visit. How wrong we were. On arrival, we were told that due to staff shortages, the next tour would not start for around 1/2 hour. Deciding to stay, we then waited 1 hour and 10 minutes for the tour to start, by which time a considerable crowd had gathered. On commencement of the tour, the guide gave a comprehensive review of a glass window in Spanish. He was then about to move off to the next exhibit and it was only when we asked for the English description that we got a 30 second, begrudging description. This pattern repeated itself on the next 4 to 5 exhibits, with a detailed 3-4 minute description in Spanish, followed by a very brief English commentary. It was around the 8th exhibit when the guide completely forgot us that we decided enough was enough. On exiting the museum we let the owner know what had happened and how badly let down we felt. No attempt was made at any form of customer service, as if to say, you've paid, so what?
We will never return and would warn others not to bother unless you speak fluent Spanish.

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