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Fantastic Craftsmanship!

Watching the glass blowing demonstrations was a brilliant experience watching both craftsmen at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter S
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Excellent, what skill, well worth a visit

Always love this place, the man doing the display is so skilled. They explain everything from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
192Richard
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A great few hours out but beware! Ensure you have money because everything from parking to the cliff ride takes your dough! Don’t get me wrong this is a lovely day out if the sun is shining and the sea is sparkling but the kids...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Visited alum bay for the day, was ok as had our young son who was too young to enjoy the rides and the attractions as they were all aimed for older children. The glass blowing and sweets demonstrations were very good and would watch them...More

1  Thank LisaP4530
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Watching the glass blowing demonstrations was a brilliant experience watching both craftsmen at work. We watched them making different shaped vases and little miniature cats, from start to finish. We were amazed at the way they put the beautiful colours in the glass. A brilliant...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always love this place, the man doing the display is so skilled. They explain everything from details about the kilns to showing you the actual glass blowing, it's a skill that is so amazing to watch. My son and me watched him make 3 vases,...More

Thank 192Richard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting the glass blowers in alum bay, they put on a great show showing their Different techniques and the talk is always well attended! Gift shop is full of stunning prices of glasswork

Thank clarepeto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only £2 entrance fee. You can stay as long as you like but a live demonstration of glass blowing / making glass ornaments. Fascinating to watch. As you leave you exit via a shop where you can buy the glass. Nice / reasonably priced experience.

Thank O6824WYmiker
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Demonstration is interesting to watch, would be good if you got a free offcut of glass or something as a nice souviner as the shop, while selling some lovely stuff, can be expensive for some items.

Thank Ethan K
Reviewed 3 October 2018

People moan its commercialised nowadays and expensive, but it was a bit of my childhood relived on our recent holiday. Loved it ! My sand filled glass ball looks fab...much better than the one I did when i was 7 ! LOL

Thank AngiBC
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 4pm and it was closed already. Love Isle of Wight glass and wanted to purchase. Their loss!

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The skill that goes into making these beautiful vases is truely amazing. I don't think I'll look at another piece of hand blow glass without looking back at this trip to Alum Bay glass. The tour takes you through every step of the process. It...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I found this attraction very interesting and it was pretty cool to see how the glass products on sale get made.

Thank meandmytwokids
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

At £2 per head it was a reasonable, ideal if the weather is a little inclement. The guys who were making the products were clearly expert & passionate about their art. Surprisingly there is not as much blowing involved as the job description might suggest....More

Thank James S
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kopitdave
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Response from 996deedeed | Reviewed this property |
I do recall a few steps leading down from the main shop floor to the sand displays and then more steps leading down to where the glass is made. I didn't see a ramp or lift.
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