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Canberra Glassworks

11 Wentworth Ave, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6260 7005
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If you like glass...

Watch glass being worked. View some of the amazing pieces made by the artists. From the delicate to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Queensland, Canada
via mobile
Make a paperweight

This is a unique experience for older teens and adults. This takes a couple of hours to make a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandria, Virginia
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Canberra Glassworks is Australia's only cultural centre that is wholly dedicated to contemporary glass art. At its core Canberra Glassworks is a working Glassworks that provides access to glassmaking facilities for glass artists. Canberra Glassworks also provides diverse opportunities for visitors to interact with and learn about glass making and the heritage of Canberra's Kingston Power House. Visitors can meet artists, see glassmaking as it happens, view exhibitions, take tours and have a hands-on experience working with glass. Canberra Glassworks is also home to Brodburger - the best burgers in Canberra!
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11 Wentworth Ave, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6260 7005
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Watch glass being worked. View some of the amazing pieces made by the artists. From the delicate to chunky and everything in between. Some beautiful coloured pieces to see here.

Thank KCnLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a unique experience for older teens and adults. This takes a couple of hours to make a paperweight, tumblers take longer. You have to pick up the cooled item 3 days later. Highly recommend.

Thank jcsk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from an Art Exhibition and Gift Shop visit, the must do thing here is see the workshop area. It has frequent glass making demontrations and if you are willing to pay you can make something yourself.

Thank Indigoash307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this facility more out of curiosity than anything. I have been to Murano Glass in Venice, which is said to be the ultimate tourist glass place in the world. The Canberra Glassworks is no where near that commercial or slick, it appears to...More

Thank astongeorge
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was an interesting place to visit. Overpriced but there are some great artworks to be seen. A little unorganised, we wanted to make our own glass features but we had to google what times things were on while we were there as there was...More

Thank Shellie C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Stumbled across this as my daughter saw the sign from the markets (Sunday) and wanted to check it out. Entry is by donation. It was great to walk around and look at everything then sit in the seating area and watch them at work. Kept...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Nice free place to take a breather while you sit down and watch the artisans create their works. I'd imagine it'd be even nicer to visit on a cold Canberra winters day!

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Thank You so much for allowing the public to come in and watch you work. You guys are simply mesmerising to watch. My 3 children aged 6-11 absolutely loved watching you all. Thanks so much. Absolute Must. 10/10!!

Thank AmberBrace
Reviewed 28 September 2017

It was very interesting to watch how they create different articles and greatbthe look, mind you it could have been better if there was some commentry from the staff working on the day.

Thank Tim-Northen
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Fantastic building, with some impressive works of glass art here. There were a couple of artisans making glass during our visit, and we enjoyed watching them from the viewing area. Old Bus Depot markets next door are worth a side visit, as is the Kingston...More

Thank purple_traveller
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24 October 2017|
Response from debjhall | Reviewed this property |
When I went there was on a Sunday and they were allowing visitors the chance to create their own glass balls for a cost. It’s probably in operation more during the week.