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  • Mauritius Glass Gallery

Mauritius Glass Gallery

Mauritius Glass Gallery

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The Mauritius Glass Gallery was founded in 1991 by one of the largest beverage companies on the island and was set up with the mission to protect the environment by recycling glass waste. 

 

We invite you to come and see our skilled craftsmen and glassblowers in action while they bring used glass bottles and other glass products back to life into a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes. Using centuries’ old methods and tools, you will also get to witness and learn about traditional glass blowing techniques at the museum.

 

Enjoy a handmade personalised Mauritian souvenir by having your own handprint or footprint sculpted in glass or by having your names engraved by one of our local artisans. Lock your holiday memories in a unique piece of art bought from one of the best places on the island for handcrafted “100% made in Mauritius” souvenirs. Note that all personalised products will be ready after 3 days and can either be delivered or collected at the gallery. 

 

Do not miss the gallery’s pride, the “Misshapen wine glass” and the famous “Offset Glass”, with its unusual stem, a unique accidental product which has now become one of the gallery’s bestsellers.


  • ​​​​Experience: 
    Visit of the Mauritian Glass Gallery exploring the museum, show room and traditional glass blowing with the opportunity to personalize your own sourvenir. 
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  • Price description and maximum participants: 
    Adult 2 Euro per. person. 
    Child 1 Euro per. person. (4-12 years)
    Unlimited participants. 
     
  • Included in the price:
    Visit of the Glass Gallery. 
     
  • Opening days for activity:
    Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 
     
  • Start time, end time and duration: 

    Mon-Fri opens 08.00am, closes 05.00pm.  
    Saturday opens 08.00am, closes 12.00pm. 
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays. 
    Your visit time is flexible. 

     

  • Location and/or meeting point/finishing point:
    Vacoas, Center. Meeting at the Mauritian Glass Gallery. 
     
  • To bring:
    Camera and water.  

     

  • Minimum age and/or requirements for kids:
    All ages are welcome. 
     
  • Transport to location:
    Not included. 
     
  • Reservation policy:

    Booking 24 hours in advance.
     

  • Cancellation Policy:
    No refunds on cancellation.  

 

Reviews

  • 5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • A factory with a human touch
Mauritius is not a place which you normally link with glass. There are far more famous places like Belgium that are very advanced in technology and art. Yet this place strikes you as a very "human" place. Here's why. (1) It is wheelchair friendly. Not merely that, they don't charge entry fee for old folks on wheelchairs. They are very courteous to such people. (2) The receptionist took pains to explain that much of the entry fee (MUR 100 per person) goes to welfare projects. (3) The place is full of footprints and palm-prints of famous people. We saw prints of Michel Platini, Jean Paul Belmondo, Bjorn Borg and many others. It is like taking a walk with celebrities. (4) The workshop was very hot because of the furnace. Yet we saw artistic workers thoroughly enjoying themselves at work. They played loud music (Sega, I think) --- it appeared that the rhythm paces their work. One of the workers created a glass swan and proudly showed it to us. It was done so quickly that it looked like a sleight of hand --- how hard he must have trained for this! (5) A large part of the raw material is old broken glass --- a classic example of pro-environment recycling. Some of the partitions are even made of reclaimed glass. Then, there are magic mirrors which show cubist-like reflections. You can laugh at yourself and be happy. There's a souvenir shop where you can buy typical Mauritian figures --- like Dodos for example. Even though Mauritius does not rank high as a glass producer, The MGG is a very interesting place to visit.
  • 5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • A factory with a human touch
Mauritius is not a place which you normally link with glass. There are far more famous places like Belgium that are very advanced in technology and art. Yet this place strikes you as a very "human" place. Here's why. (1) It is wheelchair friendly. Not merely that, they don't charge entry fee for old folks on wheelchairs. They are very courteous to such people. (2) The receptionist took pains to explain that much of the entry fee (MUR 100 per person) goes to welfare projects. (3) The place is full of footprints and palm-prints of famous people. We saw prints of Michel Platini, Jean Paul Belmondo, Bjorn Borg and many others. It is like taking a walk with celebrities. (4) The workshop was very hot because of the furnace. Yet we saw artistic workers thoroughly enjoying themselves at work. They played loud music (Sega, I think) --- it appeared that the rhythm paces their work. One of the workers created a glass swan and proudly showed it to us. It was done so quickly that it looked like a sleight of hand --- how hard he must have trained for this! (5) A large part of the raw material is old broken glass --- a classic example of pro-environment recycling. Some of the partitions are even made of reclaimed glass. Then, there are magic mirrors which show cubist-like reflections. You can laugh at yourself and be happy. There's a souvenir shop where you can buy typical Mauritian figures --- like Dodos for example. Even though Mauritius does not rank high as a glass producer, The MGG is a very interesting place to visit.
  • 5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Glass making factory
Wonderful place hidden away but worth a visit. You can watch the skilled people creating beautiful glass objects from souvenirs to drinking glasses. Take the time to read the history of glass, especially interesting for children. A small shop also sells the things made in the factory. We picked up a glass dodo! Parking available on the site for free

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