Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville: Hours, Address, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (“WheatonArts”), founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The mission will be advanced through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists. With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America. Located in Millville, center of the nation’s first glass industry, the Museum is one of only 8 museums in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
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Edward G
New York City, NY194 contributions
This working crafts village in South New Jersey features glass making, pottery and more with opportunities to watch the process and meet the artisans. It is also home to the Museum of American Glass. It is located at the site of the former Wheaton Industries where Wheaton glass was made. Many of the buildings appear to date back to Victorian times. Besides the museum, the highlight of a visit is the glass furnace, whose mighty chimney dominates the sight.
WheatonArts also features shops where you can pick up your own treasures and a pretty good snack bar at the entrance.
Written April 24, 2021
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Pat H
Bridgeton, NJ9 contributions
Wheaton Arts is a wonderfule place to visit. Lots of shops and a working glass blowing workshop. We went in the fall and I had planned to go during the holidays but didn't make it back there this past year. I will definitely rectify that this year. I also am looking forward to going when the weather is perfect (we went a semi yucky day). so I can enjoy the outside features more.
Written March 9, 2020
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PenelopeEwing
Newport, NJ4 contributions
Couples
In years gone by it was the place where the fancy Avon Bottle were made, and beautiful dishes. Now most of the glass factories are a thing of the past, but the Wheaton Village lives on for Special Events.
Written April 27, 2015
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Dear PenelopeEwing, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. Our signature special events, especially our October Festival of Fine Craft, are great events that offer something for everyone. We post our events and programs on our website all the time, so we hope you come back and visit soon!
Written July 9, 2016
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Mister B
Woodstock, NY37 contributions
Family
The gallery, gift shop, christmas shop, and general store are filled with unique items. We try to visit every summer. We haven't been to any of their programs recently but they were good, too.
We did not pay admission because we were only shopping. It was also a very pleasant place just to walk a bit.

But, I have to warn you about staying at the Country Inn and Suites that is virtually on the same site. This hotel has deteriorated badly over the last few years and staying there would taint your Wheaton Village experience. There are several modern, new, and fresh hotels in the area, including Vineland which is very nearby.
Written July 25, 2013
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Dear Mister B, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your shopping experience. It's still always free to shop and stroll. And, we have new exhibitions and special events all the time, so we hope that you visit again and get to check out our programming. Thanks again!
Written June 25, 2016
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,393 contributions
Couples
This is truly a place to visit and to be amazed how much of the really eclectic stuff it offers. The glass museum is not to be missed by people who have historical interest in it. There is a number of cozy stores and nice galleries offering quite a variety. There is even an old fashioned general store with penny candies and piano music box. Glass blowing presentations should not be missed and there are opportunities to make your own pieces. The place can be visited for free if you just want to stroll or shop. An old school building is another historical attraction. Off season the hours of operation are limited and some days it may be closed but generally Wheaton Arts is open year round. Kids like the playground during the summer and the train rides. Down Jersey Folk Center has variety of local ethnic exhibits. Many events like the craft show draw crowds . Wheaton Arts is lacking a better variety of nearby places to eat but during special events there are usually many vendors.
Written February 25, 2012
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Dear podrozniczka60, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a review. We're happy that you enjoyed yourself during your visit. We have a new website - www.wheatonarts.org and we list our hours (you're correct that we're mostly closed in our off-season - January, February, and March, with the exception of the stores on the weekends) and lots of additional information if you'd like to plan another trip. We've got a great 2016 planned and we're open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. We appreciate all the detail listed in your review; it really is an eclectic experience! We hope you come back and visit us soon.
Written May 6, 2016
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T C
Cherry Hill, NJ210 contributions
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We visited Wheaton Village during the Festival of Fine Arts during the 1st weekend in October. We purchased 2-for-1 tickets on Living Social ($10 for 2 tickets). There were several vendors with high quality crafts for sale - jewelry, photography, pottery, baskets, puppets, leather good, etc. There were glass blowing demonstrations (indoors & outdoors) & the Wheaton Village shops were also open. There were other art exhibits well. There was a spectacular glass pumpkin patch with glass pumpkins for sale; most ranged from $35-$45 each.
Written October 5, 2015
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Dear T C, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. Our October Festival of Fine Craft, along with our other special events, are especially great times to visit WheatonArts. And our glass pumpkin patch at the Festival really is a sight to be seen! The Museum, the demonstrations in the Studios, and the Shops are all designed to provide a comprehensive experience in an exploration of creativity. We have new exhibitions and programs all the time, so come back and visit again soon!
Written July 9, 2016
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birdflight
Hightstown, NJ10 contributions
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What a gem, if you are interested in history, glass making, both past and present, and pottery. Well worth the trip to Millville NJ. Glass blowing and pottery making exhibitions and a fine museum of a lost NJ manufacturing staple as well as display of fantastic current art work.
Written August 4, 2015
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Dear birdflight, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. It's great to read reviews that describe us using words like 'gem,' 'worth the trip to Millville,' and 'fantastic.' We try and let folks know that Cumberland County in general is an ideal weekend getaway. Along with WheatonArts, there's lot of fun things to do in the area like visiting the downtown arts district (which include the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts and the Levoy Theater), the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, the NJ Motorsports Park, the Cohanzick Zoo, the Millville Army Airfield Museum and many other exciting places to visit. We've got new events, exhibitions, and programs all the time, so come back and visit soon.
Written July 9, 2016
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BVIDreamin
Millville, NJ43 contributions
Family
I have lived in Millville all my life. Wheaton Village is a nice little place to visit on the weekend. It is tree-covered which helps keep it cooler in the summer and beautifully decorated at Chrismas. They usually hold events here, mostly craft. It is based on the town's glass-blowing industry and people can make an appointment to make their own paperweights, if interested. The general store is cute and still has penny candies. There is a Christmas shop which sells many hand blown glass ornaments and other decorations. They have a paperweight shop and a few other little shops. There is no admission charge unless you want to tour the Glass Museum. I recommend this to visitors who find themselves in the area for a little walk back in time.

It asks when I visited; I live here and stop in a few times each year, especially to buy gifts made in my home town for out-of-town/out-of-country visitors. I wrote this in August 2013.
Written August 8, 2013
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Dear BVIDreamin, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I hope you had a chance to come out and visit during the Millville in May, which is special free admission for all Millville residents that we've offered in the past. Thanks for stopping by and visit again soon!
Written June 25, 2016
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Daydream11979484363
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Family
Over Priced Glassware..People That Work There Not To Friendly To The Kids..On The Way There We Went Threw Millville.Not A Good Place To Be With Kids In The Car.Check The Crime Rate.Not Good
Written November 14, 2018
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We are sorry that you did not have a great experience at WheatonArts during your November visit. We would love for you to give us a second chance. I would like to offer you four free admissions to visit the Museum of American Glass and to experience our glass and ceramic demonstrations. Please email me at cnolan@wheatonarts.org if you would like to take us up on our offer. Cathy Nolan
Written December 14, 2018
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annehassel
Cape May, NJ655 contributions
Couples
So glad we decided to visit here. It cost $9 each (sr discount) and it was truly worth it! We saw a glassblowing demo, pottery being made, murano beads being made, and an absolutely outstanding tour of the glass museum--very well done! Then finished with the 3 gift shops. Lovely and highly recommend.
Written September 14, 2018
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A Belated Thank You! Come again.
Written December 14, 2018
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