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New Zealand Glassworks

2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-927 6803
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I have seen a few glassblowing places and must say, this is way better than the others.. great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whanganui, New Zealand
if you're into glass art, go!

In a quiet and nice side street not far away from everything, this gallery just opened when we got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamburg, Germany
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“glass blowing” (9 reviews)
“glass art” (4 reviews)
“for sale” (8 reviews)
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2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-927 6803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen a few glassblowing places and must say, this is way better than the others.. great viewing, beautiful work and pleasant surroundings.

Thank ladibom
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a quiet and nice side street not far away from everything, this gallery just opened when we got there. Friendly staff and beautiful exhibits.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in for a few minutes to watch them work but were amazed at how much of an art and a science blowing glass is. The gallery has some lovely blowing glass work and the factory staff were wonderful and welcoming.

Thank LKSReviews
Reviewed 19 October 2017

New Zealand Glassworks is a dynamic working glass studio and showroom in one location. First there's the hot shop with a street level viewing gallery perched just above the dramatic glass workshop one level down. You can see the glow and feel the atmosphere of...More

Thank Allen C
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The glassworks were open early on a Sunday with artists making absolutely wonderful pieces right in front of us. It was so entertaining and interesting to sit and watch the thousand degrees of heat on the glass was turned into magnificent light shades. Well worth...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The way they have set up the glassworks, with a gallery where you can sit and watch them at work, makes this a very worthwhile place to visit. There's always someone working with glass, and they happily interactive and explain what they are doing. There's...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We watched glass chandelier drops being made by visiting artists and discovered they were headed for our home town - Tauranga. Lovely pieces on display; great to be able to watch work in progress; had a very informative explanation about the Glassworks. We arrived at...More

Thank FMW253
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Walked in there just to ask if I can park in front but got fascinated by the glassworks inside. Staff was very friendly and took their time to explain to me the basics of glass making. Will definitely visit again in the near future to...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We called in this morning on our way past for our weekend coffee. Despite the new glam appearance this place is still as cool as it ever was. Best thing is the working pit with seats above to watch creations being made. Well worth a...More

Thank nin132
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I found this fascinating watching very clever people make some beautiful pieces. The colours are amazing and the items for sale are gorgeous. It is an experience one would love to have a go at.

Thank ElwynWills
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