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New Zealand Glassworks

2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
06 927 6803
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Hopefully when visiting there will be some action in the pit where the items are being made.

I found this fascinating watching very clever people make some beautiful pieces. The colours are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whanganui, New Zealand
Terrific gallery and 'hotshop'

Walk in off the street and you are immediately in the midst of glass artists hard at their craft... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathryn M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“glass blowing” (11 reviews)
“glass art” (4 reviews)
“for sale” (7 reviews)
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2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
06 927 6803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this fascinating watching very clever people make some beautiful pieces. The colours are amazing and the items for sale are gorgeous. It is an experience one would love to have a go at.

Thank ElwynWills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk in off the street and you are immediately in the midst of glass artists hard at their craft - the hot shop is fascinating, the art of glass blowing entrancing and the finished products in the gallery wonderful. Highly recommended.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

What an opportunity: NZ Glass Art works on view (and to purchase) and often you can view glass being created before your eyes in the blowing pit before operating glass kilns. A one of a kind gallery!

Thank Artisteyes
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We really enjoyed visiting Glassworks. The man working at the time was very informative and it was fascinating to watch him work.

Thank Chris26123
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Loved watching these people at work, making some amazing creations. Would have been great if someone was giving a bit of a commentary about the processes they were going trhough.

Thank Whitebait2NZ
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I really enjoyed looking around this working glassworks (though unfortunately it wasn't operating on the day we visited. Lots of inspiring glass art on display, and helpful staff made the visit well worth our while.

Thank glaitken1
Reviewed 1 March 2017

What a pleasure watching the creations from glass happen in front of you. Great access for disabled people and it meant I got to see everything. It is hot so don't wear to much :)

Thank Rochelle T
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The glass kilns are being renovated. Will be back in operation very soon. In the meantime they have a small gallery open and very fine pieces available to buy. Bit too expensive for this pensioner but if I won Lotto.......

Thank rosiesview
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The guys at Chronicle Glass know their stuff and love sharing their knowledge. I ended up with a great looking paper weight! Its a must visit if you're staying in Wanganui for a few days.

Thank ReviewsNZ
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Great way to spend a morning or afternoon. We became entranced and stayed to watch the glassblowing for a couple of hours. This is a working studio with a lovely display area of glass items for sale , some seriously collectable. Recommend it to take...More

Thank Kiwicas
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