Glass museums

In the glass centre of the region, Marinha Grande, there are several museums on the art of making glass

Apart from the glass museum Museo do Vidro in the former residence of Stephens, where glassware of the 17th to the 20th century is on display, there are 2 more museums about the glass industry.

Museu Santos Barosa: Santos Barosa is the oldest glass factory of Portugal, and it's still in operation. There is also a museum at the factory, the collection shows how glass was made and used through the ages.

www.santosbarosa.pt

The Joaquim Correia museum is the former residence of one of the The Joaquim Correia museum is the former residence of one of the most prominent families of Marinha Grande. The house dates back from 19th century. and houses the artistic legacy of Joaquim Correia. He was born in 1920 into a family of glassblowers. He studied sculpting, first in Porto and later in Lisbon. He was a student of renowned artists such as Simões de Almeida (cousin), Francisco Franca, Barata Feyo and António Duarte.

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