Jarvakandi Glass Museum

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Jarvakandi Glass Museum
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Jarvakandi is the glass capital of Estonia. Its glass museum is located at the place of residence of an old glass master. Here you can find out about the history of the glass industry not only in Jarvakandi, but Estonia as a whole. Did you know…?*The first glass workshop was constructed in Jarvakandi in 1879*Come and try pouring molten glass with your own hand at the museum workshop!*Discover the basics of glass making and about the methods and technology involved in lessons at the museum*Various exhibits are on display in the new exhibition building of the museum
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Marcus D
Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - with difficulty as there are two steps and numerous doorsills between the 6 rooms of the first museum building.

Open May 1-Oct 15 Wed-Fri 11.00-18.00; Sat 11.00-15.00 Sun-Tues Closed.
Entry fee €2.50

There are three buildings forming the Glass complex in Järvakandi. Two are for the Glass Museum. One is the Glass Blowing Studio. Each of the operations has its own website.
Opening months are the same for both operations.
The exhibition displays in the Museum are bilingual Estonian/English.

The sand in the Järvakandi locale is ideal for glass making. A glass factory in one form or another has been in the town since the beginning of the C19th, making Järvakandi one of Rapla's more prosperous 'in-the-middle-of-nowhere' townships.

The exhibition combines videos of glass production with pieces of antique machinery from the local factory, examples of glassware produced throughout the Soviet period and of particular interest a small display of the interior of a glass-workers 1880s cottage.

A small aural do-it-yourself display show (but does not explain) the difference in sound that cut lead-crystal glass makes when hit with a utensil and the sound modern molded glass makes.

If you have ever wondered how plate glass for window panes was made before the industrial revolution go to this museum.

The second building of the museum is given over to exhibits of glass bottle production.

Ticket-holders (i.e. visitors to the Museum) receive a substantial discount when buying food and drink at Club Cinema (a multi-purpose entertainment venue) in the adjoining building. The food at Club Cinema is 'home-cooking' Estonia cuisine with home-cooking prices.
English visitors are advised to try the saivorm piimaga - a bread-and-butter pudding served cold with milk. SCRUMPTIOUS!

As Järvakandi is 87 km south of Tallinn (Estonia's all year round capital) and 58km northeast of Pärnu (the summer capital), the best plan for visiting this attraction is to stop on the way to either city from the other and visit both attractions and eat at the Club Cinema.
Written 24 June 2017
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W0nderer007
Kaunas, Lithuania93 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Permanent exhibition is not too big, even children can handle it. If You lived in Soviet era, then some vases and plates will be familiar. Opportunity to blow glass figures, check museum homepage for more info.
Written 25 July 2016
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