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The new Bedford Museum of Glass

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The new Bedford Museum of Glass

The new Bedford Museum of Glass, very good place to visit and some very nice glass art work. Also... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Excellent, Visually Stunning Museum Worth a Trip!

Kirk Nelson and staff have created a marvel! With all types of glass from antiquity through the... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Southport, CT
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

The new Bedford Museum of Glass, very good place to visit and some very nice glass art work. Also take a look at other Antique store in building.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Kirk Nelson and staff have created a marvel! With all types of glass from antiquity through the modern era, the glass collection is expertly showcased and very interesting. They have items for sale, too! Great place! Just GO!

Thank DianeCL
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Vacationing with a friend from the South Shore, we took a trip to New Bedford to the New Bedford Museum of Glass. It was located at the back of the New Bedford Antiques Center. Admission prices were $5.00 for adults and $1.25 for children. Although...More

3  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed July 6, 2018

The museum is kind of small, unassuming, and tucked away at the back of a consignment store. But if you can refrain from judging a book by its cover, you will find this little gem a amazing place. It has collections of beautiful glassware from...More

1  Thank anonymous60946
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Do plan at least two hours here and four to be safe. Wow! Wow! Wow. The glass museum is awesome but the antiques, oy! We were here 2 1/2 hours and with a good pace could not get through all the antiques and oddities. Wow....More

Thank alberttc2017
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This small museum actually has a wealth of amazing glass pieces, each a work of art in its own way. Also some items related to the production of glass. I went in thinking it would be sort of interesting because I think a lot of...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

This is a quaint museum that has diverse exhibits, a bit on the small side, but still interesting nonetheless. It was especially interesting to learn about the real lead in lead glass and the dangers that posed.

Thank Sevenohio
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Was actually very surprised at the depth of items they have spanning thousands of years. The curator is very knowledgeable and takes great pleasure in showing you around. Worth the $5 entry fee.

Thank kevin s
Reviewed January 21, 2018

The glass museum in New Bedford is a hidden gem. The glass exhibits are exquisite and beautifully displayed. The curator, Kirk Nelson, is genial and very knowledgeable and if he can, he will give you a detailed and very entertaining tour. Even though the museum...More

1  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed October 15, 2017

First to find this place, you have to explore the fish processing/ industrial section of New Bedford. We found @ low tide w/ a very pungent odor outside the car. Inside, it is a antique showroom & in the very back is the Glass museum....More

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