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Hsinchu Municipal Glass Art Museum

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Address: No. 2, Sec., 1, Dongda Rd., E. Dist. | Dongda District, Hsinchu, Taiwan
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Phone Number: +886 3 562 6091

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A decent place to spend an afternoon

This city is known for its glass blowing and glass art. There is no better way to see you then at this Museum. Make sure you check out the glass jail cell.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 8, 2016
Chad N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This city is known for its glass blowing and glass art. There is no better way to see you then at this Museum. Make sure you check out the glass jail cell.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

The place is small with some nice Japanese glass lamp shades. I visited the museum on a cold rainy day so it was okay, I wouldn't book a tour specially to see the place. 30 minutes are enough to see all exhibits and then move on to more vibrant places.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

This is a small building next to the Zoo. Has two floors with no elevator that I could find so disabled or elderly may have some difficulty with the stairs. The Japanese lampshades were very nice and some other pieces were rather delicately made glass that took a lot of skill. There was a history of glass in Hsinchu and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Nothing much over there, therefore not worth a visit. Only thing is there are some decent food stalls but when I went, only some were open

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

Not worth it. Go to the glass shops which are close to the little lake and have a punt around there. It is much more interesting. The museum is dull and boring.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

Interesting place to see the various glass creations and learn about glass-making techniques and usage of glass over the centuries (and in recent times). Quite stressful to visit with kids as everything is fragile...

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

Sorry, but I did read some of the reviews before I penned mine down. And so I guess many people are more forgiving. For me, it was really NOT WORTH it if you were all excited to see what magical glass sculptures or expect to be blown away from glassy wonders. Oh well... you are in for a shattering experience.... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

not much to see. everything is a bit old. very disappointed with this museum. visit if you have plenty of times so burn. if not, i suggest you spend more times on the street market/stalls just outside this museum

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

I am sure those with an interest in glass art and its history would find this enjoyable, but if you are not it is not really worth the entrance fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

We loved seeing the different ways glass is used and adapted in Taiwan and beyond. Don't miss the workshop where you can watch students try their hand at glass blowing. Also check out the shops down the path where local artisans sell their work. We got beautiful swan and Christmas tree glass figurines for less than $10.

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