The Mauritius Glass Gallery
|Operating Days||Weekdays Only|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Please note that the Glass Gallery is only open Monday to Friday for 2 daily visits: 09h00 - 09h45 & 13h00 - 13h45.|
About the Mauritius Glass Gallery
At the Mauritius Glass Gallery, you will enter the amazing world of glass blowing and glass ornaments, where skilled craftsmen create unique handmade pieces of art from glass.
From waste to art, the Mauritius Glass Gallery uses 100%-recycled glass that is blown back to life into a myriad of forms and a dazzling kaleidoscope of colours that can only inspire marvel. From contemporary glassware and home decor, all items are hand-made and crafted by the local team of glass blowers. While you’re here, why not immortalise yourself in glass and take back a souvenir to last a lifetime?
Highlights of this activity:
- View the unique and artisan Glass creations at the gallery
- Meet the Skilled craftsmen and Witness the process of Traditional glass-blowing
- Visit the Glass Gallery shops to buy the hand-made glass products and souvenirs
- Get your hand or foot imprint in a glass model for a one of a kind showpiece
As part of the Mauritius Glass Gallery Tour, you will :
- Meet the skilled craftsmen
- Discover unique handmade pieces of art from glass
- Watch the traditional glass-blowing process
- View unique and quirky pieces; the ‘Hands of Fame’, The ‘misshapen’ wine glass, The ‘Famous Offset Glass’
- Visit Glass Gallery Shop
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organise drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
Vacoas-Phoenix, Centre Region
|Monday to Friday:||09h00 - 09h45 | 13h00 - 13h45|
|Duration:||The duration of the entire visit and the shop can take about 45 minutes.|
About the Mauritius Glass Gallery
Founded in 1991 by one of the largest beverage companies on the island, the Mauritius Glass Gallery was set up with the mission to protect the environment and recycle glass waste. All the recycled glass creations are handmade and have found their way into today’s contemporary glassware & interior designs.
At the museum, which is situated between the workshop and the gallery, you will enter the amazing history of glass blowing. Used bottles and other glass products are brought back to life by the skilled artisans using the old techniques of glass blowing. Watch how local craftsmen play a trick of magic with lights, shades and shapes, using centuries’ old methods and tools.
Make acquaintances with the ‘Hands of Fame’- hand imprints of local and international celebrities from all walks of life. It is a project launched by the gallery, with the vision to help the underprivileged from the funds raised.
You can even choose to have your own handprint or footprint sculpted in glass in any way you want it; for instance, you can choose to immortalise you and your partner’s hands in a heart-shaped glass, or make a family hand-frame with your children and have the date or names engraved.
Do not miss the gallery’s pride, the ‘misshapen’ wine glass. The ‘Famous Offset Glass’, with its unusual stem, is a unique coincidental product which has now become one of the gallery’s most popular articles.
Souvenirs at the Mauritius Glass Gallery Shop
In order to keep the memory of this unique experience alive, you can bring back, at very affordable prices, unique homeware in different shapes and colours made from 100% recycled glass.
This is one of the best places on the island to buy handcrafted souvenirs, proudly ‘made in Mauritius’. Products include a variety of homeware and décor including, ashtrays, wine glasses, candleholders, lampshades and vases. The Dodo, Mauritian Kestrel, Echo Parakeet and Pink Pigeon are eternally immortalised into glass.
Do not worry if what you want is not in the showroom or shop as you can even customise an order (personalised products will be ready after 3 days either by delivery or direct collection from the gallery). Engravings can be added with the company logo and name, and presented with corporate gifts.
|The Mauritius Glass Gallery|
|Price per Adult:||2 Euros|
|Price per Child:||1 Euro|