The Mauritius Glass Gallery
|Operating Days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
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The Mauritius Glass Gallery Overview
At the Mauritius Glass Gallery, you will enter the amazing world of glass blowing and glass ornaments.
The Mauritius Glass Gallery is where skilled craftsmen create unique handmade pieces of art from glass.
You can watch the traditional glass-blowing process or have a glass model made from an imprint of your hand or foot in sand.
A number of interesting glass products can also be found and bought at the gallery.
Beautiful lampshades, stained-glass pictures, assorted vases, and drinking vessels are on display at the glass gallery shop.
About the Mauritius Glass Gallery
At the Mauritius Glass Gallery, 100%-recycled glass is blown back to life into a myriad of forms and a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors that can only inspire marvel.
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 immortalize 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.
About 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 colors 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 immortalized into glass.
Do not worry if what you want is not in the showroom or shop as you can even customize an order (personalized products will be ready after 3 days either by delivery of direct collection from the gallery).Engravings can be added with the company logo and name, and presented with corporate gifts.
The duration of the entire visit and the shop can take about 30 minutes.
- Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00
- Saturday: 08:00- 12:00
- The site is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
- Price per Adult: 2 Euros
- Price per Child: 1 Euro