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“Hot (and thirsty) work!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bath Aqua Glass

Bath Aqua Glass
Ranked #8 of 57 Tours in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Watch the wonderful Bath Aqua Glass blowers in the Artisan Centre of Bath. Glassblowing Demonstrations Mon-Fri 11.15am & 2.15pm Sat 2.15pmSee our beautiful glassware made using traditional Roman techniques in our living museum of glass.WE OFFER BREATH IN A BAUBLE £12.50 THIS IS ONLY ON THE 11.15 AND 2.15 DEMOS. WONDERFUL CHANCE TO BLOW INTO YOUR OWN BAUBLE. During the interactive demos you can ask our glassmakers questions, learn all about how our glass is all made by hand and even have a go yourself and blow a bubble of glass (additional charge)Glass school is run every Saturday morning where you can participate in one of our glassmaking taster courses - Learn to Make a Paperweight. (advance booking essential limited places) Bath Aqua Glass is blown with copper oxide one of the main minerals in the bath Spa Waters. In the factory there are two antique stained glass windows and a collection of glass through the ages. One of the windows was found under Bath Abbey chambers it depicts artisans at work and we are still researching the history.
Bath, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Hot (and thirsty) work!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

For Christmas, we got a class here as a present, and not knowing what to expect, we ended-up having a really good time. It was an early start on a Saturday, but we were met by a cheery Will and Harry (yes, I know). Both were quite young, but very experienced, and - more importantly - very funny.

We spent the morning learning about glass-making, and step-by-step we were taken through the process of making a paper-weight each. It was a lot of fun, and while my finished result was a bit poor, my girlfriend's paperweight came out really well (she is far more artistic than me).

We hung-around afterwards to watch some glass-blowing, which was really interesting. With us out of the way, the two blokes knocked-out a range of elephants, glasses and baubles. I will never look at a wine-glass the same way again.

So, wear sturdy shoes, and make sure your arms are covered as well. It gets very hot, but was a most unusual (and thoroughly enjoyable) present. It's a good job The Bell, one of Bath's best pubs, is right next door because it's thirsty work!

Visited April 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent & Fun Glass blowing experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Went as part of a hen day of 9. Each got to have a go at helping make our own bauble (choice of colour) with the very helpful and friendly staff. Bonus is, you have a lovely souvenir! (This does take some days before you can collect).

It is warm in there, to be expected given the furnaces, but it is worth wearing sturdy clothes, or at least something with sleeves, as having that hot a fire close wouldn't be pleasant against skin!

Overall a great experience and highly recommended.

Visited June 2013
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Moose Jaw
1 review
“Beautiful !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Amazing store ~ you will not walk out empty-handed!!! My friend and I were on a tour of Bath. We went twice to this store!!

Visited April 2014
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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“glassblowing is good fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Found this place on line and booked a visit in advance,which probably wasn't necessary,but I think it's a very good service to offer.Again all staff were happy and helpful,from the lady on the till to the glass blowers.All of our group had a go at the glass blowing,which provided a lot of fun,and you get to take home the piece of glass you made,but you have to collect it the next day.Definitely worth a visit,especially if the weather turns to rain.

Visited November 2013
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Riverside, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Loved this! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

This was my favorite part of our trip to Bath. Even if they didn't let you blow in the glass (which they do) it is just an amazing art and so neat to watch. I have seen this in California but it was not as good. This was an awesome experience. I have been twice now and each time been able to get in day of making the plans and only had a few people with us. A must do in Bath!

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