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Oglebay Institute Glass Museum

Wheeling, WV
+1 800-624-6988
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The main reason we visited the glass museum was to see the glass blower and to do one of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
via mobile

I thought this little museum was quite interesting on the history of Wheeling glass companies. You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy S
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The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glass museum” (32 reviews)
“punch bowl” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
Wheeling, WV
Wheeling, WV
+1 800-624-6988
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main reason we visited the glass museum was to see the glass blower and to do one of the workshops. The glass blower, Bob, could not have been more rude and unwelcoming. When he saw our vouchers for the workshop, he rolled his eyes...More

Thank vacamom3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this little museum was quite interesting on the history of Wheeling glass companies. You could see the entire display in 15 minutes, but I took 45 minutes plus another 15 with the glass blower.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Saw this and the Mansion for $10 total. This was way better, interesting collection of glass, descriptions of the local factories and how they evolved over time. Love the demo at the end, Ms. Wilkerson making a paperweight, adding the color and building layers of...More

Thank Angeladida216
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Museum is small but laid out well. In the back of the museum you can watch a glass blower at work. Items in museum are well labeled and some description of the history of glass manufacturers is presented. Gift shop upstairs has very nice items....More

Thank SharonB231
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We went in on Friday morning. 11/3 and the furnace was up and the glass blower was in full production. It is a great thing to watch and when they have a bit of time they will educate you a bit. The museum is fantastic....More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Ben and Mrs Too stopped here last week, and spent an enjoyable morning BUT. We entered the glass museum through the front door, which actually opens into the gift shop, where some very beautiful glass objects are for sale. We were directed to the rear...More

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The museum was interesting (which was more than I expected out of it), but what I really loved was looking at all of the items in the gift shop!

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Friendly staff, beautiful glass, nice gifts, inspiring grounds and nice items to choose from! I purchased some nice presents for christmas. Loved the lamps and glassware!

Thank cherylr385
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Even if you are not into glassware, this is an interesting story of area history and industry. Worth the admission just to see the giant punch bowl.

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We were short on time to tour the museum. Really deserves a couple of hours. Amazing glass and important piece of history. Well worth the visit for glassies.

Thank 518pk
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Diane C
29 September 2016|
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Response from Shryock K | Reviewed this property |
They are located at 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV. They are in the lower level of the Carriage Glass House. Their website has more information and photographs.
Irina G
15 November 2015|
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Response from CDLSC | Reviewed this property |
That's a tough one! The best I could find for you is their phone number - 304-242-7272. It's worth pursuing if you can -