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Museum of Glass

1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
+1 866-468-7386
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Nice, but not that nice - over piced, imho.

Glass is not my "thing." They have some beautiful pieces, and they have some very odd pieces... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
fwbaker
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San Antonio, Texas
A great experience!

It was great to see artists actually at work -- blowing glass, creating their artistry in glass. I... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
JakeAndLexi
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Phoenix Arizona, USA
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An international center for contemporary art with a sustained focus on glass.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guest artists” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (89 reviews)
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1801 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402-3217
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Glass is not my "thing." They have some beautiful pieces, and they have some very odd pieces there. They also have an active workshop making glass, with a gallery for visitors.

Thank fwbaker
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

It was great to see artists actually at work -- blowing glass, creating their artistry in glass. I learned alot about how glass creations are actually made. The displays were limited, but I was mostly interested in watching the artistry at work. Definitely worth a...More

Thank JakeAndLexi
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Having visited larger glass museums, like the Corning and Toledo museums, we are still impressed with this facility. The exhibits were well done reflecting both regional and international artists. They focus on the artists more than the history of glass. They do an overview of...More

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

The museum is small but covers a lot of artistic territory. They have two glass furnaces where you can watch glass being blown. Beautiful area seated next to boat docks. Must see.

Thank Roy S
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I expected to see more glass art on display. The hot shop is great. It was wonderful to watch the artists work their glass magic. That part is totally amazing. The "museum" was a total disappointment. Two sections with different glass art. I expected more....More

Thank Explorers121
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Fun gallery with a lot of local artists. Not the best stop with small children who like to touch! The glass bridge, the gift shop and fountains outside the museum are all nice if you don't have the time to stroll the exhibits.

Thank MidgesMom99
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Like visiting an art museum, you need to be in the mood, I guess. The glass making demo was interesting. The museum was a quick walk-thru. This place is in the middle of nowhere in a town, frankly, with not much else to do. We...More

Thank DadandFamily
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Be sure to spend time watching the live glass work. The displays change so what I see one week is not what you might see a month or two later. The artists working with the glass also change. Check out the children inspired work in...More

Thank MikeCathi S
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I could sit in the hot shop here and watch them blow glass for hours. There are rotating exhibits so it's always new and interesting.

Thank designbytheyard
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here. The main studio area is an active glass making 'arena' with 4-5 kilns. When we where there, three teams of 2-3 where making pieces. There is theater style seating in front with a person commentating on what was happening...More

Thank Brad G
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Rob W
6 October 2017|
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Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
Probably two hours for the displays but another two hours in the glass blowing studio
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MichaelAndrea
12 June 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
There is an admission into the museum which will include the hot shop. Sorry, I don't really remember the fee but you should be able to check on line.
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JessicaB380
3 March 2016|
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Response from Lisa8610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a kid friendly musuem. There was a room behind the entrance were a craft project of making paper hats was being worked on with families. The hot shop gallery is perfect for viewing. The displays are spaced far... More
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