The museum is located on the shore of Beloslav Lake, on the place where the first Bulgarian glass factory was founded in 1893. Beloslav`s region is famous for its old traditions in glass manufacturing and processing. The museum keeps and develops the traditional methods of glass production and combines them with the latest achievements of technology.
Visitors could enter the furnaces where a seminar demonstration is made without interrupting the normal workflow – three units are crafted manually. Here guests may observe a manual glass production, a semi-automatic device for production of glass bottles and a robot handling the glass in the furnace. Visitors also have the opportunity to enter into a “glass cave” – a glass furnace attractively modified for observation of its inner parts where the natural and synthetic materials bind their properties under the power of fire and turn into glass mass. The glass masters craft this mass into items and have the opportunity to be creators: glass items are prepared and everyone could decorate them manually with a transparent paint and take them home as a souvenir from the visit.
Visitors also have the opportunity to participate in the creation of their own product. In the exhibition hall there are hundreds of vases, bowls, candle stands and different animals, each of them manually crafted as well as a large number of bottles in various colors and forms. Every visitor may choose the item that attracts them as a souvenir for the day of joining these people devoting their lives to glass processing and participating in the magic that creates the beauty.
Those who are not able to visit the Museum of glass in Beloslav, a special gallery was founded in Varna. “Inhom art glass” gallery is situated in the Sea garden near The Dolphinarium. Visitor could buy galss souvenirs crafted by Beloslav masters, glass paintings made by the artists Ivan Lambrov and prof. Stoyan Gaidov, stained glasses, etc.
Adults: 10BGN, children – 8BGN
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00hrs
Beloslav, “Belopal” AD building 4
Tel.: +359 5112 2118, +359 889 624 323, +359 888 224 784
“Inhom art glass” gallery
Varna, Sea garden, 456 “Saltanat” Str.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 15:00hrs, day off: Sunday
Tel.: +359 889 624 323
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