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Sandwich Glass Museum

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Address: 129 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2233
Phone Number: 508-888-0251
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The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.

The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.

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Very interesting!!

We have visited other glass museums and this one was outstanding. The glass blowing demonstration was very informative and wonderful to watch. The collection they have amassed is... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have visited other glass museums and this one was outstanding. The glass blowing demonstration was very informative and wonderful to watch. The collection they have amassed is is amazing. The exhibit room with various types of lamps through history was very entertaining and historical background was covered very well. Gift shop very pricy but understandable. A very enjoyable visit.

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Holden Beach, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Museum was excellent. Very creative, explains glass production and presents a glass blowing demonstration. Best demo I have ever seen - Alex was our glass blower and was interactive with the audience. He involved children and answered a variety of questions.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Glass blowing demonstration was fun and informative. Beautiful collection of glass pieces and reasonably priced gift shop

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Southport, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Sandwich Glass Museum is a delight for visitors. The displays of glass are amazing, and "story" of Sandwich Glass comes alive with a short film. This museum has antique tools, artifacts and gadgets pertaining to glass making from the 19th century. From the early glass, to the pressed glass, silvered glass and Art glass, there is virtually every form... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The place was okay...it kinda reminded me of my grandparents home in the formal living room....where you weren't allowed to touch anything. The history is told well...but unless you are really into glass...it is just meh. The glass blowing was worth the price of admission. The presentation was entertaining as well educational. The film is ever half hour and the... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum for glass lovers and those interested in how glass is blown and pressed into wonderful pieces. This is not a museum for children, they would be terribly bored. Glassblowing demonstrated various formats and very knowledgeable. The history of the Sandwich Glass Company is laid out with hundreds of glass products.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank goodness for a rainy Cape Cod day or I wouldn't have dropped in. The early New England glass industry survives with live glass blowing, informative films and interactive displays, and a comprehensive collection. Chronicles the science and history of a cutting edge early 1800s manufacturer. A must see.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The glass blowing exhibition here was worth the modest price of admission. The museum is HUGE it takes a good two to three hours to see it all. Beautiful glass and lots of history!

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Jersey City, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place! There is a glass blower who gives a demonstration and explains the history of glass while he does so. Fascinating (and behind a plexiglass screen). There was a group of young school-children there when we went (about age 6-8) and they seemed very interested in the demo, which took about :20. Then it was time to... More 

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SGMStudio, General Manager at Sandwich Glass Museum, responded to this review

Firstly let me apologize for your experience in our Museum Store. We should never be rude to customers and I will look into the situation personally. Secondly, thank you for taking the time to provide a frank review. We love to hear what people enjoy, but more importantly, as you stated, it is even more important to discover what we... More 

Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum traces the full hiztory of glass production in Sandwich. Display cases well-labelled. Easy, time-sequenced rooms of display...and glass-blowing demo was great!

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