Since 1993 the glass museum has been housed in the “Manoir de Fontaine”, XVIth century building in the municipality of Blangy-sur-Bresle in the heart of the "Glass Vallée".
The permanent exhibition, spans 400 m² knowledgeable guides will tell you about the professions of men, women and children who worked in the glass factories of the Bresle valley during the centuries. You will learn about the refractory clay necessary for the construction of melting pots and ovens (and the secrets of their composition and pigmentation). You will be shown various techniques of production in the field of the cold glass, the cutting, the polishing, the lustring, the corking, the warm glass, the recuisson of the semiautomatic and manual, mechanical glass and the manufacturings. The manufacturing process of luxury flasks will be explained to you, and then you will be amazed by a demonstration by the glass-blower Hervé Quénu.
The Glass Museum opening hours from March 15th until November 15th :
- Saturday, Sunday and Monday 2 pm - 6 pm,
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am - 12 am and 2 pm - 6 pm,
Guided tours which require a minimum 4 people (time 45 minutes) are available at the following times : 10:30 am; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:30 pm.
Each of them is followed by a demonstration commented by the glass-blower of a duration of 30 minutes every day of opening (shop).
Price lists for individual person :
- Adult : 4.70 euros
- Children : 1.90 euro (more than 6 years, school, disabled persons).
Children under 6 years : free.
Price lists for groups (minimum size of 25 persons, maximum of 75 persons) :
- Adult : 3.80 euros
- Children : 1.90 euro
Season ticket : 11.20 euros
For further information or to make a booking, contact :
City of Blangy-sur-Bresle (Rue du Manoir)
The secretariat is open all year long
Tél. : 0033.235.944.479
Fax. : 0033.235.940.614
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : http://museedelaverrerie.blangy.over-blog.com/