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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

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Wheeling, WV
+1 800-624-6988
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Museum and House visit

We got a ticket that included the museum and house audio tour. Excellent choice! The glass museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ekehl
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Manassas, Virginia
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Love this placd

It is included if you get the all day activity band. So many nice pieces to look at and history to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BagelHunter
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Ohio
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The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass museum” (32 reviews)
“punch bowl” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
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Wheeling, WV
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+1 800-624-6988
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"interesting collection"
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"great tour"
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"on display"
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"unique pieces"
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"worth a visit"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got a ticket that included the museum and house audio tour. Excellent choice! The glass museum was amazing to see all the displays. Loved the house too. Great thing to do in Wheeling. Beautiful drive to the park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is included if you get the all day activity band. So many nice pieces to look at and history to read. Good gift shop too. Beautiful pieces.

Thank BagelHunter
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Wheeling glass and its companies at the mid to end of the 19th century were world famous, selling the majority of glassware used by Americans. The styles constantly changed and reached even into the depression era. $7 admittance fee or $10 when purchased together with...More

Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

I know about old glassware as my late wife was a big collector, but the museum definitely added to my interest and knowledge. The glass blower was more than happy to demonstrate the process and answer many questions. Great visit!

2  Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

The main reason we visited the glass museum was to see the glass blower and to do one of the workshops. The glass blower, Bob, could not have been more rude and unwelcoming. When he saw our vouchers for the workshop, he rolled his eyes...More

4  Thank vacamom3
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

I thought this little museum was quite interesting on the history of Wheeling glass companies. You could see the entire display in 15 minutes, but I took 45 minutes plus another 15 with the glass blower.

1  Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Saw this and the Mansion for $10 total. This was way better, interesting collection of glass, descriptions of the local factories and how they evolved over time. Love the demo at the end, Ms. Wilkerson making a paperweight, adding the color and building layers of...More

Thank Angeladida216
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Museum is small but laid out well. In the back of the museum you can watch a glass blower at work. Items in museum are well labeled and some description of the history of glass manufacturers is presented. Gift shop upstairs has very nice items....More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

We went in on Friday morning. 11/3 and the furnace was up and the glass blower was in full production. It is a great thing to watch and when they have a bit of time they will educate you a bit. The museum is fantastic....More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Ben and Mrs Too stopped here last week, and spent an enjoyable morning BUT. We entered the glass museum through the front door, which actually opens into the gift shop, where some very beautiful glass objects are for sale. We were directed to the rear...More

1  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
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Diane C
September 28, 2016|
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Response from Shryock K | Reviewed this property |
They are located at 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV. They are in the lower level of the Carriage Glass House. Their website has more information and photographs.
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Irina G
November 14, 2015|
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Response from CDLSC | Reviewed this property |
That's a tough one! The best I could find for you is their phone number - 304-242-7272. It's worth pursuing if you can -
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