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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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I'm a glass lover -- but not too impressed

I guess you need to know in advance who is in or what is in the traveling/changing glass display... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Bellevue, Washington
Highlight is the Hot Shop

The museum isn't extensive but the exhibits are interesting. There is a nice cafe and gift shop... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Fort Yukon, Alaska
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (87 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I guess you need to know in advance who is in or what is in the traveling/changing glass display area. I REALLY liked watching the glass blowing. While they didn't explain much, the people around me were asking ME questions about what was happening because...More

Thank GoodTriporNot
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The museum isn't extensive but the exhibits are interesting. There is a nice cafe and gift shop. The highlight is watching the glass blowers work on the Hot Shop floor.

Thank TerminationDust
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The glass throughout this place is beautiful and so worth going to see. We watched pieces being made and liked that you can ask questions as they go through the process.

Thank Groomfairie
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The imagination of artists and what they do just amazes me. It was nice out and they have art work outside too. Will bring others to it! Store was able to have large variety for all budgets.

Thank 542momof3boys
Reviewed 25 April 2016

this place wasn't as fun as I thought it would be. not as big as I thought it was and they were barely doing any glass shows, so it was kind of boring.

Thank tessseattle c
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The glass that was displayed when we were there was ok but the real show is the furnace room where the artists are actually blowing glass.... I could have stayed there all day!

Thank MichaelE9
Reviewed 18 April 2016

An interesting visit. Quite a varied display, so take the time to relax and enjoy what there is to see. A light and airy building with lots of space and very helpful staff.

Thank muttley56uk
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I love going here and spend most of my time in the Hot Shop, where the staff is blowing intricate and large glass art under the supervision of great glass artists from around the world. If it's busy they will rotate groups every hour or...More

Thank gtaylorpdx
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Visited museum and was very impressed at the beautiful glass/art pieces. Some very exquisite work by noteworthy artists.

Thank ToastyRed
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is a should do once sort of thing. How awesome it is will depend on the exhibits. However watching them blow glass is mesmerizing and lots of fun. Could go back for that lots.

Thank ChristinePDX
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Rob W
6 October 2017|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
Probably two hours for the displays but another two hours in the glass blowing studio
11 June 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
There is an admission into the museum which will include the hot shop. Sorry, I don't really remember the fee but you should be able to check on line.
3 March 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a kid friendly musuem. There was a room behind the entrance were a craft project of making paper hats was being worked on with families. The hot shop gallery is perfect for viewing. The displays are spaced far... More