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New Zealand Glassworks

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What an opportunity: NZ Glass Art works on view (and to purchase) and often you can view glass... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Whanganui, New Zealand
Worth a visit

We really enjoyed visiting Glassworks. The man working at the time was very informative and it was... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-927 6803
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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!

Date of experience: May 2017
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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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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 :)

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank RochelleT163
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.......

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Rosemary D
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.

Date of experience: January 2016
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

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kiwicas
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Went with family and once by myself, enjoyed watching the men glass blowing a vase, took skill, getting to the end shame the vase cracked.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Chronicle Glass has become an institution on the Whanganui visitor scene. I hear changes are in the wind, but hopefully the attraction will still continue to showcase the best in NZ glass, and allow visitors to watch as some amazing artworks are created

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Sparky81
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