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Alum Bay Glass

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Address: The Needles Park, Totland Bay PO39 0JD, England
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+44 1983 752401

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Great place to visit for £1

This is a small unit opposite the needles attractions. It's only £1 for each adult and child. You get to see a live demonstration of a piece of glass being taken from its raw... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small unit opposite the needles attractions. It's only £1 for each adult and child. You get to see a live demonstration of a piece of glass being taken from its raw material to a beautiful vase or pot. This is a dying trade and should be visited. The shop is a great visit to see what they... More 

Thank ab16bnd
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with 2 young children (3 & 5) both of whom were enchanted by the guys working the hot glass in front of them. Kept my very easily bored 5 year old captivated for 15 minutes which is a first!! It's £1 or 1 supersaver token per person. If you use the voucher you get from the carpark leaflet you... More 

Thank scardicat01
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

good to have a look around, bought a couple of gifts which were reasonably priced. Did not watch the glass blowing as they wanted £5 per person, and there was no information displayed about what was on offer

Thank gigi101204
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a really intresting place to go also you can see how glass wares been made I also feel proud as a nepali I found my country's khukuri shape of glass. Nice place to visit. Goods are bit expensive but there is hard work.

Thank Rajathapa
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited a couple of times and have always enjoyed watching the glass be blown and shaped to create beautiful vases. The talk is not too long and keeps the interest of my easily distracted 5 year old. The shop sells a range of products and it's great to find something for £1 for the kids to spend their pocket... More 

Thank LondonMrsW
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed watching a vase being created from scratch. The commentary was good and explained things well, keeping both kids and adults entertained. Amazed they don't burn each other to pieces with all the heat, but that just made it more entertaining.

Thank everton_1978
Broseley, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating view of glass blowing £1 entry unless using your voucher provided with the info leaflet. Gift shop.on site

Thank Karen P
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the glass works while at the needles, and watched a brilliant glass blowing demonstration. The price was very affordable, and you can go in at anytime during the day. We caught the end of one demonstration so stayed to watch the next two minutes later! The glass blowers are very skilled and explain exactly what they're doing all the... More 

Thank Seran Y
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We always visit this place when on the island. Very skilled people. Always try and buy a little momento. Usually a pound to get in the glass making part but was free as it was February. Lovely pieces here and always something different.

Thank andyrye
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic visit! Highly recommend! We enjoyed watching the glass being made in the factory and we were lucky enough to design and watch my own paper weight being made and collected it the next day. Very reasonably priced and a beautiful large selection.

Thank Lisamariebrown

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