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“Museum with a good selection of glass for sale” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

Oglebay Institute Glass Museum
Ranked #4 of 47 things to do in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Museum with a good selection of glass for sale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Interesting glass museum downstairs. Learn about the history of glass in this area, which had many famous producers at one time. Upstairs there is a wide selection of glass for sale, including some pieces from those local places, which no longer operate.

Visited December 2013
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fascinating.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not too large, but an excellent collection. My family is from the area, and has an interest in glass pieces; my teenage daughter loved it. R Allen did a demonstration which as really interesting.

Visited July 2014
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Cleveland, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Closes early!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Be careful purchasing tickets to both the museum and glass museum - Glass museum closes early and noone told us so we never got to visit.
Museum is nice though for adults - kids were bored but probably why 12 and under are free! :)

Visited June 2014
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Culpeper, Virginia
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74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Want to go there again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Eras of glass were arranged in a pleasing and information way to give us a wonderful overview of this nearly disappearing art. Go see these stunning examples of cut and pressed glass, carnival glass like no other and fantastic art glass and china. Wish I owned some so I could see it every day.

Visited April 2014
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Pittsburgh PA
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“An Awesome Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We have been there numerous times and enjoy the glass blower, Bob. He spends a lot of time
answering questions.

The store has something for everyone, from a couple of dollars to hundreds.

If you don't like glass, the house museum is very nice and the grounds are gorgeous. The cafe has good food for reasonable prices. And there are sever special events to enjoy.

Visited October 2013
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