Sandwich Glass Museum and its collection

Sandwich Glass Museum

The Sandwich Glass Museum, located in Sandwich, Massachusetts, is a unique museum that showcases a vast collection of rare glass. This includes pieces from the local Boston & Sandwich Glass Factory, which was established in Sandwich by Deming Jarves in 1825. The museum provides an opportunity to explore the rich history and craftsmanship of glassmaking in the region.

Live Glass Blowing and Exhibits at the Museum

In addition to its historical exhibits, the Sandwich Glass Museum also features a live glass blower. This interactive exhibit allows visitors to witness the process of glass creation and coloring firsthand. The museum also provides detailed explanations of the techniques used to create various types of rare glass.

Technical Aspects of Glassmaking at the Museum

The Sandwich Glass Museum houses a furnace for clear glass that is heated to 2200 degrees Fahrenheit and operates continuously. The museum also features a computerized annealing oven that slowly cools down new creations over a full day to help prevent cracking. These features provide a unique insight into the technical aspects of glassmaking.

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Sandwich Glass Museum
Main Street 129
MA 02563 Sandwich

Visitor information Sandwich Glass Museum

Opening hours

Summer hours (April 1 – December 30)
Monday- Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Winter hours
- closed the month of January
February and March: Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


0 – 5Free
6 – 14US$2.00
15 – 64US$12.00


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Main Street 129, Sandwich

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