Glass Heritage Centre

Glass Heritage Centre, Krosno: Hours, Address, Glass Heritage Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Glass Heritage Centre
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The greatest attraction of the main building are the spectacular presentations of glass production. During the demonstrations, artistic and decorative objects are created before the eyes of the audience. You can also try your hand at blowing a glass mould yourself. The excursion program also includes glass processing and decoration workshops: glass painting workshop, engraving workshop, stained glass production and the production of glass figurines using the torch method. In the building at 2 Blich Street there are also permanent exhibitions of glass products (utility, decorative and artistic glass), a shop with glass souvenirs and a cinema and conference room. In the staircase, on level -4 you can see a huge anamorphic painting (3D), measuring 80 square meters. This picture was painted by the Cracovian artist and architect Ryszard Paprocki and is the only work of its kind in Poland housed in a closed room.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Monika K.
Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland83 contributions
Jun 2019
This is still working glass factory in which is using of an authetnic production process.
Here you can see how the glass is formed and what can be made from it. There is also a firm shop, where you can buy original and unique figures, vases, hand-painted pictures and stained glass, which will remain a nice souvenir. It is also an idea for a successful gift. I think that it is also attractive place for children.
Written October 7, 2019
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DzielnyGlobetrotter
Krakow, Poland16 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The tour itself was interesting explaining the history of glass making in Krosno as well as being able to watch the process itself. Children were allowed to stamp their own souvenirs and 3 adults got a chance to blow glass bulbs. Very nice! One downside- they allowed a translator to come on our group and translate simultaneously in French. Sorry, that's unacceptable. If you go to a museum in a Western country you have to take a private tour and translate in order not to disturb the other guests. The translator was so loud that it was difficult to hear our guide because the translator was screaming in French. Try going to France and translating aloud during a tour in French, not going to happen. I lost alot of information because we couldn't hear over the translator. A word of advice to the museum: allow people to take individual tours not to ruin it for other guests, especially your local visitors.
Written July 27, 2019
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Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
The history of the glass industry in Krosno dates back more than five centuries. The city is the largest glass and glass fiber production center in Europe. It is a fascinating place that allows visitors to become acquainted with the production of glass and to understand the history of the city of Krosno.The museum includes 4 basements in the building and an underground gallery under the square.,, A must to see
Written February 18, 2019
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Natalia
Jakarta, Indonesia105 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
It is a very fascinating tour I had in Krosno Glass Museum with my host family and my friend. The tour guide, Tomasz is a very nice guy and very friendly toward us. He also gave us a medal made of glass for participating in the tour. Tomasz explained things in Polish, unfortunately. But we had our audio guide (they are not so informative, though, get a guide in English if you can) so we were not so lost. But they probably need to update their audio guide since some of the exhibitions were not in the audio guide and vice versa so we had no idea what was the story behind the sculptures:((
Written August 8, 2018
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sandymoos
Burlington, NC79 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
My son got to blow glass, and he got to mąkę a medalion to keep; but the movie was the most interesting. If you don’t know Polish, then get the headset. If my wife weren’t with me, I would have been lost.
The tour guide spoke English: I asked her several questions and she answered them fluently.
Written July 23, 2018
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Pamela C
18 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
The glass factory is a working factory. There are lots of demonstrations to watch and lots of finished products to view and purchase if you wish. The factory and shop are situated off the market square which is itself worth a visit and there always seems to be something going on there.
The town of Krosno itself is also interesting and is surrounded by some pretty scenery with other interesting places to visit including a old castle
Written May 21, 2018
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KarolaRS
7,065 contributions
Aug 2016
Fantastic place. Here you can witness a show of an authetnic production process. You can see how glass is formed and its subsequent processing - very attractive place for children. You can even get an imprinted commemorative glass medal and learn a lot about the history of glass listening to the guide, who performs his job with passion and adds to it very interesting talks.
Written August 17, 2016
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Krzysztof F
Krakow, Poland222 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
One of the best modern museum, better say educating center, I have ever seen. Very informative, life shows, artists working at the front of guests, modern, beautiful items to buy in the museum shop. I do advice to visit it. Come with your children, they will be very happy and not bored as at "normal" museums.
Written March 29, 2016
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warch1
Chicago, IL232 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
One of the coolest museums I've ever visited. If you're obsessed with glass sculpture like I am, you'll love the Krosno Glass Museum. One of the artisans let me blow a glass orb as well. Lots of cool displays of hand painted and mouth blown glass and a fantastic gift shop that sells many one of a kind glass pieces. Prices are reasonable when you convert to US Dollars. Krosno has been around for about a century and exports its glass all over the world. Really well worth the trip to visit this place. We drove from RZE; Rzeszow, Poland which took about 45 minutes. So glad I finally made it to this unique Museum.
Written January 22, 2016
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Piotr
Warsaw, Poland263 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
An ideal place to learn many things about creation and processing of glass. All tours are guided with interactional parts, you can even try to "blow out" your own glass vase or whatever you want.
Written November 19, 2015
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Glass Heritage Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM