Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich

4.5
#1 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Cape Cod
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See masterfully made, ornate glassworks and witness the glassblowing process at Sandwich Glass Museum. The museum's collection focuses on pieces manufactured by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., the 19th-century global leader in glass manufacturing. Learn about the profound influence that glassmaking had on the local economy. The museum's glassblower regularly holds demonstrations using authentic equipment and gives visitors a chance to use the glass press. While touring the museum, you'll witness the chemical reactions behind glass coloring, learn about the life in pre-Industrial Revolution New England, and discover the role glass played in everyday lives. With our international travel planner, Sandwich attractions like Sandwich Glass Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Nice to see history of glass, of glass in this area and big display of items. Plus getting to see demonstration and ability to buy some glass items was nice. Worth the $12 admission  more »
  • The Sandwich Glass Museum has a very nice collection of historic American glassware. At select times of the day, they offer a very nice live demonstration by local craftsmen. If you're into...  more »
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  • A medium sized museum focusing on the Sandwich glass industry from past centuries. View demonstrations of glass making in person by an experienced glass-maker, a theater showing the history of how the Sandwich glass industry was started, and many fine examples of ancient glass works to more recent examples of glass made in Sandwich. You can spend an hour or two meandering through the rooms of glass, watching glass being made, and viewing an entire history of glass works. Gift shop is also on site for great pieces you can take home with you.
  • Beautiful and informative. Rooms and room of displays, presentations and great history. The ladies in the gift shop were wonderful in helping me bring home my own piece of sandwich.
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