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Alum Bay Glass

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The Needles Park, Totland Bay PO39 0JD, England
+44 1983 752401
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Lovely vases

I've visited the Alum Bay Glass shop and watched the glass being blown quite a few times over the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Temer2
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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The staff were fairly welcoming. It was a nice place to visit to keep warm. It is probably better... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
123Just1987
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“glass blowing” (23 reviews)
“alum bay” (18 reviews)
“glass items” (7 reviews)
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The Needles Park, Totland Bay PO39 0JD, England
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+44 1983 752401
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"glass blowing"
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"alum bay"
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"glass items"
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"molten glass"
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"beautiful glassware"
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"finished products"
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"running commentary"
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"lovely glass"
in 4 reviews
"working environment"
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"whole process"
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"step by step"
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"commentary provided"
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"well worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"making glass"
in 5 reviews
"lovely pieces"
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"beautiful items"
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"well worth the entrance fee"
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I've visited the Alum Bay Glass shop and watched the glass being blown quite a few times over the years and am always fascinated by it. When we visited in July, the weather was bad and it was quite busy so we only went in...More

Thank Temer2
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The staff were fairly welcoming. It was a nice place to visit to keep warm. It is probably better in the summer when more of the attractions near it are open.

Thank 123Just1987
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Newly arrived on the iow just after lunch at our b&b thought take the wife out for lunch and get her to see the needles. Visited the glass factory which was absolutely unbelievable and stunning choices of glassware. Walked out with lots of presents.

Thank Terry G
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A large viewing are allows a good view of the glass manufacturing process. The skills demonstrated were mind blowing. The guys demonstrating gave informed answers to any questions. It is very warm, very welcome on a cold day.

Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We visited in their off season period in early November so the only parts of the Needles that were open were this glass shop, the sweet shop, jewellers and a restaurant. The chairlift was also shut. This shop is interesting for adults and children alike....More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

On a very, very windy day visit to the Needles, we went into the glassworks. Entry was only £1 each which was more than reasonable. Absolutely fascinating to watch the blobs of glass being coloured and fired into beautiful objects and the glass blowers were...More

Thank Lyn T
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We drove to the only parking area for the needles and Alum bay - and National Trust charge £5 for parking at a natural beauty spot!!! Half empty car park and loads of cars turning around! How dare National Trust take over the English coastline...More

Thank rachel c
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A very good informative look at how items such as vases, glass animals etc etc are made. A very skilled job that in the hands of the professionals looks easy but to us is very difficult and skilled. Please take the time to visit and...More

Thank Baz C
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The selection of glass here was excellent, Very pretty colours and designs The staff were friendly and attentive

Thank simon s
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My almost 4 year old was fascinated!!! Good value for money if you can resist buying anything in the shop!

Thank Jude C
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