Sandwich Glass Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.
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Lynda D
Alexandria VA181 contributions
Nov 2022
I had visited the museum 30 years ago in the old location. New location is very well laid out, with history of glass making and the Sandwich factory. Enjoyed watching glassblower Peter make spiral shell Christmas ornaments. We came back a few days later (when they had cooled) and bought a few. Lots of glass pumpkins in gift shop of all colors and sizes. Gift shop also has glass works from local artists, not just the museum artisans. Probably not that interesting for kids. My parents had many glass objects from the late 1800s and early 1900s, which I inherited, so I was interested in comparing them to what was on display. One of few museums open all year.
Written 11 November 2022
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Vicky N
4 contributions
Oct 2022
enjoyed watching the woman blow a glass pumpkin. It was interesting to see how different colors were molded together. So much to see. I loved it.
Written 12 October 2022
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PAhomebody
Quakertown, PA163 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a lovely museum with live glass blowing demonstrations. There are a plethora of exhibits, describing the glass industry in Sandwich as well as other parts of Massachusetts. I was especially happy to see modern glass artwork. The museum shop has a nice selection of jewelry and decorative glass for sale. The museum was a bit crowded (a rainy day), but I did not feel constrained or impeded in walking from room to room.
Written 26 September 2022
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Stephen G
18 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Watching the glass blowing was great 👍 the film was so good
The examples of different types of glass was quite interesting
Written 19 September 2022
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832travelgal
Iowa City, IA16 contributions
Sep 2022
Excellent history of glass making in Sandwich. There was also a demonstration on how they make glass at the top of the hour that lasted about 10 minutes. Very interesting. Just the glass that was in the very large museum was incredibly interesting.
Written 18 September 2022
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Jen
Staten Island, NY34 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I’ve driven by many times over the years and today - in the rain - we finally visited. The museum was much bigger than I expected and it was very interesting. The highlight was definitely the glass blowing demonstration- amazing. The kids liked the scavenger hunt and it was a nice way to spend an hour.
Written 23 August 2022
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Art-Tania
Toronto, Canada66 contributions
Aug 2022
We love an informative museum on the history of glass in this region. I really liked the collection with such colourful glass in this museum.
Written 11 August 2022
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Courtney M
Connecticut12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
A unique experience. The museum itself was much larger than I had anticipated. Lots to see and some really interesting exhibits. The glass blowing demonstration was very cool to watch. The gift shop was also fun to look through and had a wide range of items to purchase in various price ranges. Something for everyone.
Written 6 August 2022
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sazucoleman
Boston, MA331 contributions
Jul 2022
My kids had the experience to watch how glass cup and cat are made, great display of glass artifacts, cute gift shop
Written 16 July 2022
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Regina D
Lancaster, PA3 contributions
Jun 2022
Reasonable ticket prices. knowledgeable staff. amazing glass-blowing demonstration. memorable guest artist exhibition. really learned a lot about the history of glassware.
it was a last minute vacation stop since the weather was overcast and a real trip highlight. Thank you!
Written 20 June 2022
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SANDWICH GLASS MUSEUM - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Sandwich Glass Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM