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“surprisingly great for school-aged kids!”

Sandwich Glass Museum
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$57.00*
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Ranked #3 of 45 things to do in Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This museum is walkable from the center of town - we paid $14.50 for two adults & three kids (one of whom was either discounted/free because she was under 6), which I thought was more than reasonable. There was a scavenger hunt through the museum for the children, which they loved, and the prize for finding everything was a little bag of glass marbles - so thougtful, and the kids (surprisingly!) loved them. The video at the beginning was helpful, and especially interesting to our 9-year-old. Glass-blowing demonstration was interesting. Their web site advises not arriving after 3:30pm or you won't have enough time to do everything, and I found this to be accurate - we arrived right about 3:30 and by the time we did video, scavenger hunt, demonstration, seeing the museum itself, and walking through the gift shop, it was just about 5pm. The woman at the front was particularly enthusiastic about encouraging our children to enjoy the museum, which I found shocking since it is a GLASS museum, after all (though the displays are all in clear cabinets, so nothing can really be broken). It was refreshing to have a museum welcome our children and not cringe to see us coming, and we had a very nice experience. The gift shop at the end was fully of many lovely glass items.

Thank Karen V
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had a few hours to fill so we decided to stop here. Unfortunately the oven was broken so we couldn't see the glass blowing demonstration.

We started with the little video that maybe was a little corny, but got better as it went along. It probably helps to keep the little ones more interested so all in all the video was okay.

The place is huge with a lot of displays and little cards to read with info. Overall it exceeded our expectations and if you have an hour or two it's worth the stop.

Thank Travel_Chooch
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The visit started with a brief video showing and explaining the history of the founding of Sandwich and also glass-making. This was followed by a glass-blowing demonstration. We then explored the rest of the museum. Well laid-out and good explanations. Worth a visit.

Thank Chris499514
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Nice history of area with lovely glass on display. Also they do a fine glass making demonstration. Beautiful area with fun Dunbar
's Tearoom nearby.

Thank TravellerWaban
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Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

This was a perfect activity for a rainy day on the Cape. Particularly enjoyed the video presentation which gave information on the founding of Sandwich, MA and the glass factory. The glass blowing demonstration was my favorite. They have a great little gift store that represents local artists. You can find items in all price ranges, I picked up a pretty hand blown Christmas ornament to remember my trip. All the staff was very attentive, friendly and helpful!

Thank stacyid
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