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Address: Linden Close, Great Torrington EX38 7AN, England
Phone Number: +44 1805 626242
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very interesting, check times as glass blowers have long breaks

Interesting museum especially if you have Dartington at home. Extensive factory shop and huge number of other shops within a shop. Glass blowers have long breaks every two hours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a group of friends as they were visiting, what a fantastic place seeing the guys blowing glass In the traditional way was fascinating and it very impressive on the amount they make each year that is sold around the world! I would highly recommend a visit!

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an interesting place! All of the pieces are made by hand and you can watch the craftsmen in action. Also a fantastic cafe on site, a Dartington shop and other shops on site too. I was a little disappointed that the crystal Christmas decorations were not made by Dartington though - think they are missing an opportunity there.

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Thank Itchie-Feet
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been meaning to visit Dartington Crystal for the past three years. Wow were put off by the prices as most of the highlights were irrelevant to us and would not have been value for money. However, hearing on the radio that admission was free we decided to give it a go. Not sure what to expect but we were... More 

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Sue F, Manager at Dartington Crystal, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write in with your review. I am very sorry to learn that you were disappointed with your visit to Dartington Crystal, having decided to visit us as you had heard it was free entry throughout November & December on the radio. I feel I should point out that we have many visitors who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum especially if you have Dartington at home. Extensive factory shop and huge number of other shops within a shop. Glass blowers have long breaks every two hours so check before you go to ensure no disappointment

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Callum performed the perfect foot print of my 6 week old sons feet, he was very patient, gentle and friendly. Can't wait to see the end result.

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Thank Victoria W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I ordered an engraved larger glass from the website, for my boyfriends graduation present. It was expected to arrive around five days after it was ordered. I was delighted when it arrived within two days and the engraving was perfect! I am completely over the moon with the quality of the product and it was less that £30! I would... More 

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Newport -Trefdraeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful opportunity to show our four year old where crystal comes from and how it is made. We were so interested to see the glass blowers in action and could see every stage of the process right up until the point that the crystal is boxed up and ready for be shipped out. Fabulous cream tea in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip here. The factory tour was very interesting and the visitor centre very informative. The children enjoyed glass painting. It would have been nice to see a few more child friendly displays in the visitor centre as it was hard to keep their interest just looking at cases of glass. Kids get in free but I'd happily... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Perfect trip on a rainy day. Children decorated glasses which they enjoyed. Really interesting watching the men at work felt a bit overpriced for what you get ! Lovely shop to look around and purchase bits done some Xmas shopping

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Thank Karen H
Newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I finally got a pass for a few minutes in my own and drive up to the factory, it was about 8 miles from westward ho. I wanted some whisky tumblers. I ended up with stunning heavy double double glasses for only £4.50 each rather than the normal price of nearly £30. The staff were as helpful as possible and... More 

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