The National Museum of Cambridge Glass

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The National Museum of Cambridge Glass

The National Museum of Cambridge Glass
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The National Museum of Cambridge Glass is located in downtown Cambridge, Ohio and is a popular destination for visitors and members from around the country. The Museum has allowed the National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. mission of preservation and education to flourish. Experiential programming has been developed by museum volunteers that allow us to engage the public in the rich history of the Cambridge Glass Company. Bus groups and schools visit the museum to experience what it would have been like to work at the glass house many years ago and to see over 10,000 pieces of beautiful Cambridge Glass. There is always something new at the National Museum of Cambridge Glass! Staff and volunteers are enthusiastic and excited to share information with each visitor.
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RMB
Reading, PA7 contributions
This is a relatively small museum, but big on beauty! My husband and I spent close to two hours here. Near the entrance of the museum is a short video about Cambridge glass. The best part of this museum is getting a private tour guide that takes you to the beautiful display cases and talks briefly about the various patterns of cambridge glass. After your tour you can spend as much time as you want going back to the various displays and admire the beautiful glassware and take as many pictures as you want. There is a small gift shop selling cambridge glass at reasonable prices. I highly recommend anyone passing through this area of Ohio to take a brief stop to visit this pretty and historic museum. Admission is only $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and AAA members.
Written May 21, 2022
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EagleScout1970
Delray Beach, FL10 contributions
Couples
One does not have to be a glass collector to appreciate the beauty of the display of colorful, high-quality, antique/vintage American glass. There are pieces/patterns on display that are extremely rare and others that are very obtainable on eBay, antique malls, & vintage/antique glass shows throughout the country. Why register your wedding pattern at Crate and Barrel and pay top dollar for cheap Chinese imports? Find a pattern/color here that you love, and go collect it! (The museum staff can help you identify patterns/colors that are readily obtainable...not something crazy expensive and/or rare.). The museum does sell “starter pieces” donated by members, and unlike other museums, they do not price gouge; they are priced very fairly. BTW, on your first time visiting the museum, you’ll probably hangout for an hour; your second visit...you’ll be there for four!
Note: I am a collector of Cambridge Glass (Caprice and Everglades patterns) and yes, I shop at Crate and Barrel, too!
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you for the great review! We look forward to your next visit to the National Museum of Cambridge Glass.
Written January 6, 2020
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JBH
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This glass museum does a wonderful job of integrating activities for all ages. Although it is a self-guided tour of the cases, the intrepretor does a wonderful job guiding multiple groups around and answering questions.

To begin you watch a brief movie introducing you to the history of the museum. The intrepretor answers questions, tells you a little more and shows examples, then she sends you to the displays. You can dress as a glass maker and do a rubbing of the plates to take with you.

There are shop areas where you can purchase pieces to support the museum.

Our intrepretor recommended we take a factory tour less than 10 minutes drive away to see the process in action.
Written July 28, 2021
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Shis123
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My wife and I were looking to fill a couple hours as we were headed North on I-77 after leaving West Virginia. The Cambridge Glass Museum had wonderful ratings so we thought we would give it a shot. Neither of us know much about glassware, but we do enjoy looking at"old stuff", so we easily found the location without much effort. We were warmly greeted as we entered, and appeared to be the only guests. The place was quite clean and well lit. We chatted with the friendly docent then watched a video concerning the history of the Cambridge Glass company. The video was quite informative and interesting. After the video and more small talk we started our tour. The glassware was arranged by year produced starting around 1902 and ending in the mid 1950's. I'll tell you, this museum has the finest collection of beautiful old glassware that I have ever seen. I would guess that there were hundreds upon hundreds of beautiful glass objects in all different sizes and shapes, beautifully arranged by colors, in case after case after case. I never knew glassware could be so colorful and visually stimulating.. These people that produced these items were truly highly skilled artists. I could go on and on. The back of the building had a separate room with old company items and much more information. There was a gift area with many many items of old and beautiful Cambridge glass for sale. I don't say this lightly. If you enjoy old glassware, this museum is a top notch, world class museum. Yes, it is world class in my opinion. This place is a very well kept secret that my wife and I stumbled upon by chance. What a wonderful two hours was spent.
Written July 10, 2020
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Deborah L
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Cambridge, the town is cherished by those that live there, it shines in the sunlight. When you are part of a legacy to leave for others education, you can't help but be proud of the history. The ladies in the museum were delightful. The glass colors were like the rainbow in the sky after a rain. Husband and I were on the interstate for the long drive east from Indiana to Harrisburg Pa. Daughter, who has visited, had just texted the address and the husband immediately took the exit. We are so glad we did, another adventure, just thinking about it makes you smile. So does my purchase from the gift shop!
Written July 16, 2020
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Porthos7
West Chester, OH6,140 contributions
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I can't say enough of how cool this museum is! Obviously it's dedicated to the local glass/glass making, but it's also a history Museum as well. Make sure you take a docent led tour, because you will get so much information that it'll be an even better experience - and the docents are AMAZING! Make sure to check their hours, because they are seasonal. Well worth a stop, and give yourself about two hours. Enjoy.
Written January 8, 2021
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JHMoss
Golden, CO90 contributions
Friends
I grew up in the glass cutting industry. Consequently I had never taken the time to see the museum. Like many things the museum was a story of a great bygone ear when qualify and beauty were part of dinner. The volunteer staff was wonderful helping at every moment, givng us tours and answering questions.
Written June 6, 2014
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Maxwt
Cambridge, OH4 contributions
Solo
The Museum is now decorated for the Holiday Season and are hosting bus tours. As has always been the case, all of the glass is beautifully displayed.
Written November 27, 2013
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OhioNorthcoast
Ohio110 contributions
Couples
I knew about Ohio's glass history, and had heard of Cambridge glass. Yet I never anticipated the impact of so much beautiful Cambridge in one place! Truly, this museum is a labor of love for so many volunteers whose city's history is inextricable from the history of the glass. The film is rather slow-going, but as you tour the collection you will get a feel for the time, the place, and the people who produced it. There are pictures and artifacts from the factory itself. There are pieces of cambridge available for sale. and there is a station for children to make crayon etchings of metal plates used for molding the decorative glass.
Written July 29, 2014
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James M
Bay Village, OH286 contributions
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The museum is not large, but very impressive with the volume of objects they have on display.
The staff is very knowledgable and so friendly that they make you feel like you have come back home.
Written November 16, 2011
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