Address

129 Main Street, Sandwich, Mass 02563

Phone Number

(508) 888 - 0251

Date Visited

05/28/2014

Website

Link to Website

Sandwich Glass Museum

Description

The Sandwich Glass Museum is located on Main Street, in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

The paved parking lot has three handicapped spaces close to the museum's entrance. A ramp leads to the double glass doors.

The one floor museum has 14 galleries that, although not large, are easy to navigate.

There is a glassblowing demonstration area with bench seating.

A small theater shows a 25 minute video entitled, "Sandwich: The First Hundred Years."

Multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms are located on the main level.

There is a small gift area.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  3
    Location of handicapped spaces:  lot in front of museum
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Paths and walkways:  ramp to entrance
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at main entrance
    Doors:  double
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  none
    Ramps:  none
    Steps and staircases:  none
    Width of aisles:  wide
    Places to sit:  seats in glassblowing area and theater
    Location of restrooms:  main floor
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  good
    Available food services:  none
    Friendliness of staff:  pleasant and helpful

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As the rain continued on the Cape, we headed to the Sandwich Glass Museum.


Three handicapped parking spaces can be found in the paved parking lot just outside the entrance.


A ramp leads to double glass doors.


Once inside this one story building, we found 14 easy to navigate galleries displaying, in chronological order, the various types of glassware produced in Sandwich, Massachusetts from 1835 until the Company’s closing on January 1, 1888. (brochure)


We arrived just in time to view the “once an hour” glassblowing demonstration.  We were even able to get good seats.  The gentleman doing the demo gave a running commentary with lots of interesting information while forming his work of art.


A small theater presented an interesting and informative 25 minute video entitled, “Sandwich: The First Hundred Years.”


The museum has a gallery showcasing local glass artists.


Of course, there is a small gift area with some lovely reproductions.


The museum’s mix of history and art was an interesting way to spend some time on a rainy day.


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.sandwichglassmuseum.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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