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Bath Aqua Glass

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Address: 105-107 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 428146
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Watch the wonderful Bath Aqua Glass blowers in the Artisan Centre of Bath....

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.

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What an inspirational team you have! We attended the breath in a bauble session (Sunday 27th Nov) and were BLOWN AWAY by the enthusiasm and skill of the two guys who led our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
P M
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York, United Kingdom

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an inspirational team you have! We attended the breath in a bauble session (Sunday 27th Nov) and were BLOWN AWAY by the enthusiasm and skill of the two guys who led our session. To see such passion for an ancient craft in two such young guys was truly uplifting. I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit. My daughter and I did the bauble making and although we were the only 2 that day the staff took the trouble to explain the process to us. It was a great little place to go and come away with something very special and unique. Would highly recommend this

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

great visit and thing to do for a special memory, make a bauble either on your own or with your partner.

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Isle of wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Did the glassblowing 'breath in a bauble' experience. About a ten minute walk from the main town, only three of us were in the session which was nice. Paid £34 for two of us which I found very acceptable as you're right in the heart of the glassblowing studio. We got to watch a glassblower make a jug from scratch... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Watched skilled craftsmen in a display of glass blowing - wonderful. Also did the "Blow Your Own Bauble" which was a unique experience - which I enjoyed and now have my own bauble as a memento. Highly recommend this experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We went as a family. My children were very interested though I do wonder how it could have been made more child friendly? They just sit for ages watching, unless you pay a lot to blow baubles (we did - it takes a minute, hardly the most exciting thing ever). Still, it was fascinating to watch and I don't regret... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We visited the glassblowing workshop for the demonstration where you just sit and watch the glass blowers at work. Sometimes I worry that something like this would feel a little awkward but the 4 guys who were working in the glass blowing area were friendly, chatty and very encouraging to get a close look at what they were doing. One... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We decided to book an appointment at the Bath Aqua Glass to make a special glass ball ornament for our Christmas tree back in Toronto. The experience was a "once in a lifetime". The blowing into the glass took about 3 tries. A little harder than it looks. Excellent explanation of step by step procedure. We were allowed to take... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Took my guides here to blow glass baubles. Guides and leaders had an "awesome" time and each got thw5ir bauble as a lasting memory of this year's camp. Was just brilliant.... fully recommend a trip.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

On stopping for a few hours in Bath, we visited Bath Aqua Glass shop just off Abbey Square. Such wonderful lovely gifts of all shapes and colours. We bought gifts for our two daughters and even jewellery for their children. The staff were very helpful. Great value for money. Thank you for helping us having such lovely gfts back home... More 

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