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Address: 2 Rutland Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-347 1921
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
Kiwicas
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 well behaved children. They love it

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Thank Kiwicas
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank summertime2016
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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

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New Zealand
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94 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you are interested in glass-work creation - or have never seen glass art being produced, then this is the place to see! There is a lovely upstairs viewing platform (complete with seats) from which you can view the artists below 'doing their thing'. It's fascinating to see the glass being initially shaped and worked upon with colours and patterns... More 

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Thank NewZealandCarver
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Love going to Chronicle Glass when I want to buy that very special gift. I have never been disappointed. Just love the place and it is extra special when you catch them at work blowing glass or giving tuition I go there lots of times not just the date selected.

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Thank annienanney
Marton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We pop in for a look at what's going on here 2 or 3 times a year and are never disappointed. Entry is free, just walk in off the street (where there is plenty of parking), and watch what the glass artists are doing. Often they give a running commentary on what they're doing as they are doing it and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Not only a gallery but operational workshop where you can make your own glass item with step by step instruction by the very experienced glass makers.Katie has some fantastic items for sale as well as the other artists.Love the paper bag with lollies.

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Thank Iona B
Whanganui, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Must be one of the only places you can watch glass artists at work in this kind of environment. Looking down on them from above gives a very unique perspective. Glass shop to make purchases - a must do

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Special groovy place to visit owned by two wonderfully internationally talented local Artists Do take time to do an introduction glass blowing class suitable for all ages over 12 people come to wanganui for these classes that are both creative and fun Men enjoy the physical side to glass blowing and we all treasure our paperweights we made . they... More 

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Exeter, UK
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114 reviews
72 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

We arrived as the studio was opening, so the glass blowing hadn't started. We were impressed by the layout, with a gallery with seats, to watch the hand-made glass being produced on the working floor below. While we waited, we looked at the display of finished work. My wife admired one piece, and asked which blower had made it -... More 

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