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.
Sandwich Glass Museum Reviews
Leave the kids at home so you can look at the glass and not worry about them getting bored or breaking something. They do have someone blowing glass every hour so you can view the process. more »
Our tour dropped in here on a Cape Cod excursion - I hadn't realised that a glass factory and museum could be so interesting. I've seen glass blowing so many times so I gave that bit a miss therefore ... more »
Got the chance to watch a member of staff make a blown glass mushroom, very interesting. Took our time exploring the many rooms of the museum. Lots of history and craftsmanship to see and read about. If you bring children keep an eye on them as some of the items in the gift shop are within reach of little hands, but I'm sure they will love to see all the glass animals.
The Sandwich Glass Museum was a real nice stop as my family toured Cape Cod. It was nothing fancy, but worth our time. The story about the factory and the town of Sandwich was informative. The glass blowing demonstration was interesting and helped us understand the process. I highly recommend stopping by the Sandwich Glass Museum.
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