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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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The shape of the building made me interested, going inside I saw a lot of beautiful blown glass pieces by different artist. The shape of the building is to allow venting of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Simi Valley, California
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss the International Museum! Come to see the master artists blow glass, attend a class, see a special exhibit, attend an event, stroll among the art installations outside or visit the gift shop. The museum is nestled among other museums in the district. You'll love the unique and fantastic art as well as appreciate the design. Plus, it's located... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is situated in Tacoma downtown. Unexpectedly impressive place. From the entrance hall to the art objects. They have live workshops to show people how to creat the glass sculptures. Most of exhibitions are temporary. So if you are stuck in Tacoma - put this place in your list of attractions. Worth to spend time, good for going with the... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The shape of the building made me interested, going inside I saw a lot of beautiful blown glass pieces by different artist. The shape of the building is to allow venting of the studio area where groups work together as a live demonstration of different techniques. Well worth seeing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The visit to the museum was really interesting and I suggest anyone visiting Tacoma to take the time (2 hours) to visit. There is a space in the museum where actual artist are making their work and during our visit we were able to see two artist at work. Very interesting and makes you appreciate the artwork that is displayed... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank kakuru
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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