Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich

4.5
#1 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Cape Cod
Must see · Science Museum · Art Museum
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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  • The Museum provides interesting interactive exhibits and a glass blowing demonstration. I especially enjoyed The Mixing Room exhibit. Their collection of glass is extensive. I wish the Hirschmann.....  more »
  • Does a very good job on exhibits, especially the interactive ones. Honestly, I got a bit aesthetically fatigued in the middle, as some of the items are too similar to each other, but that just means.....  more »
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  • A medium sized museum focusing on the Sandwich glass industry from past centuries. View demonstrations of glass making in person by an experienced glass-maker, a theater showing the history of how the Sandwich glass industry was started, and many fine examples of ancient glass works to more recent examples of glass made in Sandwich. You can spend an hour or two meandering through the rooms of glass, watching glass being made, and viewing an entire history of glass works. Gift shop is also on site for great pieces you can take home with you.
  • Beautiful and informative. Rooms and room of displays, presentations and great history. The ladies in the gift shop were wonderful in helping me bring home my own piece of sandwich.

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