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“nice” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

Oglebay Institute Glass Museum
Wheeling, WV
800-624-6988
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Ranked #4 of 24 Attractions in Wheeling
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A lot of pretty pieces. was a way to waste an hour. prices are not to bad. bought a set of wine glasses.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Museum with a good selection of glass for sale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Interesting glass museum downstairs. Learn about the history of glass in this area, which had many famous producers at one time. Upstairs there is a wide selection of glass for sale, including some pieces from those local places, which no longer operate.

Visited December 2013
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fascinating.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not too large, but an excellent collection. My family is from the area, and has an interest in glass pieces; my teenage daughter loved it. R Allen did a demonstration which as really interesting.

Visited July 2014
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Cleveland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Closes early!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Be careful purchasing tickets to both the museum and glass museum - Glass museum closes early and noone told us so we never got to visit.
Museum is nice though for adults - kids were bored but probably why 12 and under are free! :)

Visited June 2014
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Culpeper, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Want to go there again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Eras of glass were arranged in a pleasing and information way to give us a wonderful overview of this nearly disappearing art. Go see these stunning examples of cut and pressed glass, carnival glass like no other and fantastic art glass and china. Wish I owned some so I could see it every day.

Visited April 2014
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