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“Informative and fun”

Sandwich Glass Museum
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Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Sandwich
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Owner description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
Reviewed June 27, 2013

At the glass museum we learned not only about glass making, but the history of the the town. The artisan that spoke about her art was very engaging.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband suggested a visit here after reading about the glass works in a Cape Cod history book. The admission price is reasonable ($6 for adults). The movie that explains the history of Sandwich is a bit cheesy but entertaining. The museum does a good job of explaining the story behind many of the pieces. The best part of the museum though, was the glass blowing demonstration - very entertaining and informative. When he asks for a volunteer to help him with the glass pressing, raise your hand - you get to keep a replica of the small plate that you press in the demonstration. Kids might be bored by all the room after room of glass, but they would love the glass blowing, which is easily worth the trip, especially on a rainy day.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

I really enjoyed this museum. My favorite part was the glass blowing demonstration. It is a must see and really an unusual craft. It was worth the small entry fee.

Thank Aubrey S
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

For a small, niche museum, the Sandwich Glass Museum puts on a good show. The entry fee is pretty reasonable compared to most of the museums on the cape, and because of the unique subject matter it's unusually interesting and informative. I especially recommend sitting in on one of the glass blowing demonstrations. The woman who did ours was very engaging and gave the audience a lot of entertaining information while she made a colorful glass fish right before our eyes. The 20-plus-minute movie is a little hokey, but contains some interesting historical tidbits and a bit of Disney-style niceties like walls opening up into another "room" where a different historical "person" talks to you. There are similar (low-budget) animatronics in a couple of the other museum exhibits. They don't necessarily add much to the experience, but it's nice that the museum puts forth the effort, and younger visitors will probably find them amusing. There are a huge number of glass pieces on display, and a lot of interesting photos and artifacts from the Sandwich glass industry. The three-minute long audio presentation on the history of candles, lamps, and light bulbs is particularly fascinating. Overall the museum exceeded our expectations and is a worthwhile stop if you find yourself in the Sandwich area.

Thank MaineScott
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We arrived about a week prior to when the walking tours generally start for the season. I had emailed ahead to see if there was a possiblity of receiving a tour and was happy to find out we could. Unfortunately the day of the tour was very rainy which I understand results in cancellation of the tour during the season. However, the gentleman who had volunteered to do the tour was still willing to do so and we are glad he did. We had a very educational tour of the town and the history of the town. By the time the tour was over, we were a little tired and hungry so didn't spend alot of time in the actual museum (plus I don't really like going through and reading signs for things - I would much rather have an interactive tour). The young man demonstrating glass blowing was very entertaining and very good. The gift store was very nice and we bought a couple nice items.

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