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Glassworks Behind the Scenes History Tour

Behind-the-scenes Weekday Tour
Behind the Scenes Weekday Tour
Behind the Scenes History Tour
Tours and activities
Behind-the-scenes Weekday Tour
Behind the Scenes Weekday Tour
Behind the Scenes History Tour
Tours and activities

Overview

Take a behind the scenes tour of Canberra Glassworks. The first public building in Canberra, the Kingston Powerhouse was instrumental in providing electricity for the building of the new capital.

Now re-purposed into an important arts facility within the historic building, this tour tells the story of the building where visitors can discover the remaining features of its previous industrial use and gain an understanding of the different equipment and workshops in its current form.

Participants can see artists in action in the Hotshop making blown glass objects and will gain an understanding of all the different ways that handmade glass objects are created in the various workshops.

Plus, why not add a glass tile making class! The addition of the tile making class gives visitors the opportunity to engage in hands on learning. In a small group, students will cut, design and arrange glass to make their own tiles using the kiln forming method.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 391 reviews

“Poor customer service.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by C0nferencedelegate

After the three e-reminders and fronting up at 10.45am to be ready for the 11am tour, I was told to "take a seat and the tour guide will be with you at 11 o'clock...". At 11:00 I approached the front...

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“Lift my glass in salute”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Frank F

If visiting Canberra put the Glassworks on the top of your list of attractions. The facility is housed in a refurbished power station with incredible heavy duty architecture still present. The...

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“Fabulous glass blowing!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Tamsin H

A fantastic space with a gift shop, exhibition space and glass blowing studios - both hot and cold. An interesting building and well worth a visit.

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  • Large Group Tour
  • On-site Experience
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour
  • Customised

See also

Heritage Tour at Canberra Glassworks

Free Saturday Heritage Tour

by Canberra Glassworks Tours

TripAdvisor rating391 reviews
Kingston, ACT