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Dartington Crystal

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Definitely take the factory tour!

We are so glad we decided to take the factory tour, during our stay in Devon. The tour is well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Biker B
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit

Booked 2 adult tickets online just before visiting, midweek in September. Factory experience... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are so glad we decided to take the factory tour, during our stay in Devon. The tour is well laid out and standing on the viewing gallery, watching the glass being blown and then going through the different processes, was really interesting. We also...More

Thank Biker B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked 2 adult tickets online just before visiting, midweek in September. Factory experience, where you see up fairly close the men making the glasswork, has 2 hour time slots during the day. We arrived half hour before the morning shift finished so went straight through...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in the area and decided to take the opportunity to visit the Darlington Glass production facility. It is possible to visit the timeline museum free but we decided to pay to make the tour of works. This gives you the chance to watch...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 years before those guys are let loose on the factory floor. All hand-made. The heat they work with is amazing. It’s as much as you can take from the viewing gallery in ten minutes! Inspiring craftsmanship. A must-see in this automated, cosseted age.

Thank ChrisWM54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just completed the tour of Dartington Crystal in the expert hands of Ellie. We have a friend who needed to visit the factory for work and we took a tour while she was busy. We met the master engraver and Ellie took us through the...More

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Sue F, Manager at Dartington Crystal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Richard Thank you for your review that's most kind of you to take the time to write your review regarding your recent visit to Dartington Crystal. We are all delighted to learn that you enjoyed the Factory Experience with Ellie and that you were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on quite a few factory tours in my time and have always been fascinated by the mechanical processes involved in producing the final product. However, the Dartington tour is different in that most of the process is all manual with only the...More

Thank AlecB2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 15 years ago when our daughters were young and had their hands moulded in glass. This time around spent a leisurely 2.5 hours perusing the museum, stopping for a snack in the cafe and then watching the glassblowing teams on the "production line".

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour of the the factory, which was fascinating watching the glass being hand blown. Then we had lunch in the cafe attached, which was perfectly adequate, and then went round the retail area where there was something for everyone. A good day...More

Thank Pauline H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit - particularly on a rainy day. We took advantage of their offer and bought our tickets online and saved ourselves £5 which I then put towards some purchases in the factory shop. A lovely friendly receptionist greeted us. We went around...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Misinformation led us to believe that the works would be open. However we enjoyed admiring the historical section of Dartington Crystal exhibition which in itself is very informative and interesting. The coffee shop provides a fine selection of goodies.

Thank Ronald D
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Allie M
31 May 2017|
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Response from Sue F | Property representative |
Hi Allie Thank you for your interest in Dartington Crystal. You most certainly can. Dogs are welcome in our shops on a lead. We look forward to seeing you Many Thanks Sue
31 July 2016|
Response from Sue F | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, entrance fee as follows:- Adults £8.50 Senior Citizens £7.50 Children up to 16yrs FREE entry We would also recommend that you pick up one of our leaflets to receive discount on our entrance... More