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Activities and Viewing Glass Blowing

Watch Glassblowing Live in the City of Bath seven days a week

Watch our skilled glassblowers at work as they produce our ranges of handmade glassware, many of the designs being inspired by the Roman and Georgian heritage of the ancient city of Bath.

View the historic stained glass exhibits on display, as seen on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, and our unique collection of glass artefacts from around the world including some original Roman pieces.

 

FREE ENTRY - Come and watch glass blowing at the 'Theatre of Glass' Studio & Factory Shop, located on Walcot Street, Bath.

Monday to Friday between 9:30am - 1:00pm and between 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Saturday at 11.15am and again at 2:15pm (Note, there may be limited activity to watch between these times on Saturday. 11:15am and 2:15pm coincide with the start of the  "Breath in a Bauble" sessions, which you can watch)

For coaches and large parties please contact us on 01225 428146.

 

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'Breath in a Bauble'

Our 'Breath in a Bauble' experience takes place at our wonderful Theatre of Glass, located on Walcot Street.  You can assist our glassmakers by blowing into a bauble whilst it is being crafted, encapsulating your breath within a glass bauble which will then be yours to keep.

Your bauble will be hand signed with 'Bath' with the year.   Choose your bauble colour and help it come to life! 

The completed Baubles must cool down slowly overnight and can be collected from the following working day onwards (excluding Sundays) or, for an additional postage charge, we can post it to your home / work address.

Limited places are available, therefore advance booking is essential - please call 01225 428146 

We also require full payment to be taken in advance to secure your booking slot.

We have three bauble blowing slots each weekday and two slots on Saturdays.

Timings:

Monday - Friday  11:00am,  1:15pm  and  3.00pm

Saturday  11:00am  and  2.00pm


Prices:

'Breath in a Bauble'  (per Bauble)   £20.95

Please Note:  Baubles cannot be immediately be taken away, if you cannot collect them, postal charges will apply.

Our collectable pieces make a perfect and unique souvenir from your visit to Bath.

For more information, you can contact us using our enquiry form or call 01225 428146 

 

Gift Vouchers:

Buy "Bauble in a Bauble" experience gift vouchers HERE...

(Printed & Posted gift voucher and Email-only gift voucher options are available)

 

 

Group 'Breath in a Bauble'

Exclusive Walcot St Studio access for 90 minutes

For groups of 10 or more, we are able to offer our Breath in a Bauble experience at a discounted rate.

Our glassblowers will demonstrate some of the fascinating techniques associated with glassblowing and then they will take the glass from the furnace, shape and mould it ready for you to blow down the iron. Your glass bauble is then finished with a small glass loop by one of our assistants and put away in the kiln to cool overnight.

In the morning it will be taken from the kiln and hand signed with Bath and the year.

You can either collect your bauble from the studio or have it posted to you the following week (shipping charge applies).

Timings:

Saturday  12:15pm  and  3.15pm             

Prices (per person): 

4-9 persons = £20.95  

10-15 persons = £18.95   

Cake & Fizz = additional £5 per person (notice required at time of booking so we can order catering)


Group Size:

Saturday Minimum and Maximum 4 - 15 people


Our cakes and fizz include a selection of cupcakes and a couple of gluten-free slices.  We DO NOT guarantee any refreshments that are provided for any activity or event are free of allergens of any kind and do not cater for specific dietary requirements. 

All times and group sizes are subject to availability.

Please Note:  Baubles cannot be immediately taken away, if you cannot collect them later, postal charges will apply.

Booking prior to arrival is essential, as is a deposit or full payment to secure the date. Alternative times and group sizes may be accommodated upon request. Please call or email us to discuss your personal requirements.

For more information, you can contact us using our enquiry form.

 

Gift Vouchers:

Buy "Bauble in a Bauble" experience gift vouchers HERE...

(Printed & Posted gift voucher and Email-only gift voucher options are available)

 

Group Bauble Making - Help from Start to Finish

For the more adventurous groups, we offer Bauble Making. This involves each member of the group going onto the Hot Floor and helping the glassblower throughout the process of making a bauble.  The Hot Floor is the area near to the furnaces and kilns, so it gets very warm.

You will be shown how to shape, heat and blow the glass before adding a loop to finish.

Once your bauble has cooled overnight, it will be hand-signed with Bath and the year, and will then be ready for you to collect (excluding Sunday) or we can post them to you (additional charges apply).

Note: Due to the nature of this activity it is not suitable for pregnant women or children under 16 years of age - the Breath in a Bauble activity may be offered as an alternative for any members of your group unable to take part on the Hot Floor.

Clothing: Natural fibre clothing (cotton / linen) is recommended. All loose clothing and hair must be tied back and no open-toed footwear should be worn.

Timings:

Saturday  12:15pm  and  3.15pm             

Prices (per person): 

Per person = £67.50  

Per person with Cake & Fizz = £72.50 (notice required at time of booking so we can order catering)


Group Size:

Saturday Minimum and Maximum 2 - 4 people

 

Our cakes and fizz include a selection of cupcakes and a couple of gluten-free slices.

We DO NOT guarantee any refreshments that are provided for any activity or event are free of allergens of any kind and do not cater for specific dietary requirements.

All times and group sizes are subject to availability.

Please Note:  Baubles cannot be immediately taken away, if you cannot collect them postal charges will apply.

Booking prior to arrival is essential, as is a deposit or full payment to secure the date.

Alternative times and group sizes may be accommodated upon request. Please call or email us to discuss your personal requirements and request a quote.

 

Gift Vouchers:

Buy "Bauble Making" experience gift vouchers HERE...

(Printed & Posted gift voucher and Email-only gift voucher options are available)

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