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Museum of Glass

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Address: 1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
Phone Number: 866 468 7386
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on...

An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.

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Loved the glass blowing shop!

I took my neice who is an art major to the museum. We spent several hours there and our favorite part was watching the artists blow glass creating goblets to sell.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen S
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful gift shop. Cool building. Wonderful glass displays. Lots of fun sitting and watching them heat the glass to red and make beautiful things.

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Thank Sandra N
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Making glass objects is so very interesting to watch we could spend all day just in the hot shop. Marvelous museum with some fascinating pieces on display. Love the kids art.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part of the museum is definitely being able to watch artists work in the hot shop. You are able to see them turn a lump of clear glass into stunning artwork, and helpfully, there is a person on the microphone explaining what they are doing and answering questions. The rest of the museum is fairly small, but excellent.... More 

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Thank Natascha24
Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest part of the attraction is the hot shop where you can watch artists blow glass. They have an MC that will answer questions while the artists work. The glass art on display was a bit more abstract than we were expecting but the gift shop was great.

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Thank K S
Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my neice who is an art major to the museum. We spent several hours there and our favorite part was watching the artists blow glass creating goblets to sell.

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Thank Karen S
Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, well not cool, actually hot! But it was fascinating to watch the glass blowers at work. The team all worked together like they were all arms of one body. The museum was relatively small, considering, but very interesting.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up in Tacoma on a Monday when all museums are closers. We walked across to the old train station. The museum was closed. Very interesting to see the studio and the masters at work.

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Thank Starviagera
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of Glass is a small, though nice museum on the water in Tacoma. The permanent collection is quite good and the exhibitions, like any museum, can be hit or miss. There is a glass blowing facility which allows guests to watch pieces being made. This is worth a visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy beautiful art & how it is created. Museum of Glass is a feast for the eyes with so many colors and shapes. It's amazing how the artists create these wonderful art pieces. They display local glass artwork and also have a short class on how the glassmaking process works. I recommend the Museum of Glass to any art... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits are remarkable and this museum is a treat for the eyes. If you like art and the amazing techniques used to create glass, you'll enjoy it here.

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