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New Zealand Glassworks

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Time it well and watch the class from the viewing platform

I was on a whirlwind visit to Whanganui so missed out on a chance to book a class at Glassworks... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
annmariegee
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Glass Works at its Best

So good to see someone blowing some glass, the young was so cool to which from the stairs viewing... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Merv-Taupo
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Taupo, New Zealand
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2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

I was on a whirlwind visit to Whanganui so missed out on a chance to book a class at Glassworks (plan ahead so you can do this as it looks totally worth it). I was pleasantly surprised when I popped in to look at their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annmariegee
Reviewed 4 September 2018

So good to see someone blowing some glass, the young was so cool to which from the stairs viewing plat from. It's a must to do..

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Merv-Taupo
Reviewed 3 September 2018

It was a Monday and they were not blowing glass when we were there. there is a small show room with a lot nice glass-work, but as it is all hand made it is not cheap. If you like hand made glass then wort a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mickyyyyyy
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Sat for over an hour watching the Glass Blowers at work, Upstairs in the display room you can chat to experts who explain a lot of the details as to how the pieces are created.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HollyFan
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We were lucky enough to catch a class being held for the public to enjoy (free) we stayed much longer than we anticipated as the process was so amazing to watch. A must if you have time

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cambridgecottagesnz
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Fascinating artwork. Many unique artworks on display. Unfortunately a bit out of my price range. Recommend spending some time watching the artisans at work down below.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DavoQJ999
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This place provides visitors a short glimpse of how beautiful glassworks art are. Displays of fine glass crafts at the upper level let the visitors to admire how awesome they are. At the workshop where visitors can see from the upper floor, at certain times...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had such a great time watching the artists the morning we were in Whanganui. We probably were there for two hours just memorized by the process. The artist was great at explaining what he was doing and it was so nice that everyone joined...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Carly B
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We read the reviews and expected it to be more impressive. The place was tiny though and there wasn’t much to see and do.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Helena V
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I have seen a few glassblowing places and must say, this is way better than the others.. great viewing, beautiful work and pleasant surroundings.

Date of experience: October 2017
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