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“Learn the history of Sandwich glass” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sandwich Glass Museum

Sandwich Glass Museum
129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-0251
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Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
New York
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“Learn the history of Sandwich glass”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Small museum. There was a good glass blowing demonstration along with answering questions. Beautiful glass pieces to look at. Do not need a lot of time here. Admission fee was reasonable.

Visited June 2013
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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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“Informative and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

At the glass museum we learned not only about glass making, but the history of the the town. The artisan that spoke about her art was very engaging.

Visited June 2013
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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“Amazing glass blowing demonstration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband suggested a visit here after reading about the glass works in a Cape Cod history book. The admission price is reasonable ($6 for adults). The movie that explains the history of Sandwich is a bit cheesy but entertaining. The museum does a good job of explaining the story behind many of the pieces. The best part of the museum though, was the glass blowing demonstration - very entertaining and informative. When he asks for a volunteer to help him with the glass pressing, raise your hand - you get to keep a replica of the small plate that you press in the demonstration. Kids might be bored by all the room after room of glass, but they would love the glass blowing, which is easily worth the trip, especially on a rainy day.

Visited June 2013
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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“Glass blowing demonstration!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I really enjoyed this museum. My favorite part was the glass blowing demonstration. It is a must see and really an unusual craft. It was worth the small entry fee.

Visited May 2013
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Auburn, Maine
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“Better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

For a small, niche museum, the Sandwich Glass Museum puts on a good show. The entry fee is pretty reasonable compared to most of the museums on the cape, and because of the unique subject matter it's unusually interesting and informative. I especially recommend sitting in on one of the glass blowing demonstrations. The woman who did ours was very engaging and gave the audience a lot of entertaining information while she made a colorful glass fish right before our eyes. The 20-plus-minute movie is a little hokey, but contains some interesting historical tidbits and a bit of Disney-style niceties like walls opening up into another "room" where a different historical "person" talks to you. There are similar (low-budget) animatronics in a couple of the other museum exhibits. They don't necessarily add much to the experience, but it's nice that the museum puts forth the effort, and younger visitors will probably find them amusing. There are a huge number of glass pieces on display, and a lot of interesting photos and artifacts from the Sandwich glass industry. The three-minute long audio presentation on the history of candles, lamps, and light bulbs is particularly fascinating. Overall the museum exceeded our expectations and is a worthwhile stop if you find yourself in the Sandwich area.

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