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Sandwich Glass Museum

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Address: 129 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563-2233
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+1 508-888-0251
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.

The museum details the history of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company.

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Nice Piece of Local History

This small museum has a nice film to tell the story of glass and this factory in Sandwich. Large part of this area's industrial past. There's also a demonstration of glass... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum has a nice film to tell the story of glass and this factory in Sandwich. Large part of this area's industrial past. There's also a demonstration of glass blowing in a small studio where you can ask questions. Worth a visit. Just don't expect to find much in the gift shop.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were down the Cape right before Christmas to visit family and friends. It was a cold blustery day and we were looking for something different to do inside. We were so glad we visited the Sandwich Glass Museum. Who knew it could be so interesting. The young man (23 years old and started his apprentiship at... More 

2 Thank JEM02882
Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live near the Sandwich Glass Museum and never went until the 12 Days of Christmas special exhibit was highlighted in the Cape Cod Times. What a surprise! I expected looking and reading about Sandwich Glass history, but found the museum interactive and very interesting. There's a 17 minute video overview on the half hour and your tour should start... More 

2 Thank DLG6395
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a 30-something single female and decided to take a solo trip to Cape Cod, in gasp!, December. My first stop was Sandwich Glass Museum, because I'm a chick and I like museums. Alex gave a wonderful glass demonstration , creating a wine glass. The museum is quite large, with many period pieces and lots of education. I loved the... More 

2 Thank Kathryn J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Having no particular interest in glass, I was a bit sceptical as to whether I would enjoy it but it's an interesting place. The young artisan who demonstrates glass-blowing is entertaining and a living example of the transmission of traditional skills. There is a good movie that fills out the social history of the local industry that once dominated the... More 

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Runnemede, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I stopped in last Sunday with a motor coach of 26 and we were so thrilled to visit and learn about glass. Glass blower was very informative and interesting, beautiful displays of cut glass and The 12 Days of Christmas. Gift shop has an array of beautiful items including ornaments and glass jewelry. If you are anywhere near Sandwich MA,... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We are great fans of hand blown glass and antique pieces, so we headed for Sandwich to see the glass blowing presentation and visit the Sandwich Glass Museum. A young gentleman, highly skilled, demonstrated the art of blowing glass as he made a perfectly formed clear wine glass, all the while explaining the delicate process. The museum presents the history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went on a free Friday event. Although it was very crowded we still enjoyed it.They had a scavenger hunt for the children with a small gift at the end. They did a demo of glass blowing which was very interesting. The person doing the demo was very good. We enjoyed the whole day.

Thank dbeaupre49
New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stopped at the Sandwich Glass Museum for our first visit and were pleasantly surprised at how great the museum is! What a great collection and display of the glass and the history of the company that made it. We watched the glass blowing demonstration that was very good, interesting and informative. We also watched the film on the Sandwich... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The glass blowing demonstration was phenomenal, as was the entire museum. Well worth taking the time to absorb this incredible display. A detailed history of glass making on Cape Cod ~ dating back to the 1800s. Many pieces illustrate the processes as they became ever more intricate. "The 12 Days of Christmas" is the current exhibit ~ Excellent. Christmas Trees... More 

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