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“Good history of glass making in Sandwich” 4 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.
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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“Good history of glass making in Sandwich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The visit started with a brief video showing and explaining the history of the founding of Sandwich and also glass-making. This was followed by a glass-blowing demonstration. We then explored the rest of the museum. Well laid-out and good explanations. Worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Boston, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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“Lovely little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Nice history of area with lovely glass on display. Also they do a fine glass making demonstration. Beautiful area with fun Dunbar
's Tearoom nearby.

Visited September 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Interesting Little Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This was a perfect activity for a rainy day on the Cape. Particularly enjoyed the video presentation which gave information on the founding of Sandwich, MA and the glass factory. The glass blowing demonstration was my favorite. They have a great little gift store that represents local artists. You can find items in all price ranges, I picked up a pretty hand blown Christmas ornament to remember my trip. All the staff was very attentive, friendly and helpful!

Visited August 2013
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CHESHIRE
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“WELL WORTH A VISIT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

There is really quite a lot to see here and the Theatre presentation with its surprise "holo" actors drawn from the local historical society was both unusual and informative. It really gave a picture of the development of Sandwich as a town and the essential input that the glass industry had in that development. There is a particularly touching tableau of the life (and death) of a young sea captain and his remarkable widow that is well worth watching.

The only disappointment that we found was that the glass blowing kiln was not operational so a glass blowing demonstration was not on the agenda.

Visited September 2013
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Charlotte
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“Sandwich Glass Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The museum has a large display of hand blown glass. A lot to see. Beautiful. I thought the hand blown glass demonstration was very educational. A lot of local history and importance to the area.

Visited August 2013
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