Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich

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See masterfully made, ornate glassworks and witness the glassblowing process at Sandwich Glass Museum. The museum's collection focuses on pieces manufactured by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., the 19th-century global leader in glass manufacturing. Learn about the profound influence that glassmaking had on the local economy. The museum's glassblower regularly holds demonstrations using authentic equipment and gives visitors a chance to use the glass press. While touring the museum, you'll witness the chemical reactions behind glass coloring, learn about the life in pre-Industrial Revolution New England, and discover the role glass played in everyday lives. With our international travel planner, Sandwich attractions like Sandwich Glass Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This little bit of local history was done well. There was a glass blowing demo and an extensive collection of all kinds of glassware. If you like glass, go. The gift shop showcased some beautiful item...  more »
  • A lively presentation of the art of glassmaking and its history in Sandwich. There's an hourly demonstration of glass blowing, with a roaring furnace and a demonstrator who nonchalantly chats while wo...  more »
  • This is a small museum that first and foremost, tells of one glass plant in Sandwich. You get to see a movie about the story, and a glass blowing show a little about how to form the glass. Otherwise, it is of course a lot of more or less interesting examples of the production. We thought that the exhibition around the dining table was beautiful and interesting team, and the same was the exhibition around lamps, security and fuel for lamps. One does not use all the time in there, but I'm glad I've been there.
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  • Awesome museum! Totally worth the $10 admissions fee (adults). We really enjoyed the glass making demonstration and the staff were friendly and helpful. The gift shop is a bit pricey, but really cool items can be found there.
  • By all means a must visit, there's something for everyone and the staff is super friendly. We loved it!
  • Pretty cool place, with glassblowing demonstrations and some very cool artifacts and historical exhibits. I don’t know if it’s a thing to do every year, but fun once at least.
  • Nice place. Glass blower was a sarcastic college kid. Quite rude.
  • If you like glass, this is the place. Glass blowing, the history of glass , lots of beautiful pieces for sale. Pretty interesting. .. Admission $9.

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