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NovaScotian Crystal

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Surprised, surprised - Never open when having walked by it before

While walking to the waterfront, came by this place, where because it was still summer, the door... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Watching the craftsmen at work....

It was fascinating wandering around here, and having a close up demonstration of the artisans... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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As Canada’s only maker of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal, our mission is to preserve the ancient craft, innovate designs and create art that is functional. Crowds gather at our Glassworks door on the Halifax Waterfront to watch master craftsmen turn...more
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5080 George St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1M4, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-492-0416
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

While walking to the waterfront, came by this place, where because it was still summer, the door was open and you could look right into the production facility and see the craftsmen creating glass items that would eventually be beautiful pieces. From inside the store...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DT-PEI
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It was fascinating wandering around here, and having a close up demonstration of the artisans working their glass....honestly we could have reached out and touched them, they were that close! Beautifully completed glassware available in the adjacent shop to purchase. A craft that I could...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Gorgeous hand crafted crystal in a variety of patterns. We selected one piece in the Titanic pattern and then returned and bought another two items, another in Titanic and coupe champagne glasses in Luna. All of the staff were very knowledgeable and pleasant. Packaging is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had some friends from one of the Cruise ships and we stopped by so they could see the crystal making process. They also stopped in the store and bought a few wine glass to take back with them. We are slowing collecting pieces here...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank dgg123
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We went to the Halifax docks and found this gem .A crystal factory in which a myriad of leaded glass crystal s being manufactured and sold.A true rival of Waterford Crystal and this is proudly Canadian . Each design etched on the glass has a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DeeVee2013
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Wow I know the crystal is expensive but wow its fantastic. I have to make another visit to pick up another special glass. Staff is very knowledgable and will ship it for you.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We chose a few pieces to have shipped home (one included customized etching) and they arrived home before we did! The customer service throughout the ordering process was exceptional- Sarah kept us updated the entire time and communication was always prompt and courteous. I recommend...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Rjgt79
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We like hand-blown, marked, and cut crystal, and were pleased to find this shop. We understand this is the only such producer in North America. The craftspersons, some of who got their training at Waterford, are very diligent and precise, and the shop is charming....More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank CarolinaTrekkers
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My mother and I are a fan of crystal glass and glass art. This was one of the shops we stopped by after the maritime museum. It was super high on our list. They have an openning to the public to watch their glass blowing...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Veronica P
Reviewed 2 October 2016

When you enter the shop there is an area to your left where you can see the craftsmen working on items. They are very focused on their projects. There are a variety of crystal items available. The store has just introduced a new crystal 5/6...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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6 July 2015|
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Response from Vini_B_53 | Reviewed this property |
They did have financial issues but found an investor to keep it in operation.
4 May 2015|
Response from Larry H | Reviewed this property |
We were on a bus tour so I can't help you.