Ref Number: 127
Ref Number: 127
The Museum of Glass is located around 20 km from Varna, in the neighbouring town of Beloslav, situated on the bank of Beloslav Lake.
Upon arrival at the museum, visitors are welcomed by a technologist-consultant who remains with them during the whole tour and is easily available to provide answers to any inquiries. The tour starts with a narrative detailing the historical account of glass manufacturing in Beloslav, starting in the year 1893. The subsequent text provides an overview of the many processes involved in the production process and the requisite ingredients for creating a glass mass, which is then utilised by skilled glassblowers to fashion distinctive forms.
Following the brief informational presentation, it is now time for arguably the most captivating segment of the museum tour – a live exhibition showcasing the art of glassware fabrication. Visitors have access to the workshop area containing the furnaces. Here, a concise seven-minute presentation takes place, showcasing the creation of three hand-blown objects without disrupting the ongoing operation. The intense heat emanating from the furnaces, reaching temperatures of 1500-1800 degrees, serves as a reminder to visitors that despite its resemblance to plasticine, the skilled glassblower is actually manipulating molten glass.
After leaving the manufacturing workshop, tourists proceed to the museum section of the trip. It encompasses equally captivating encounters, such as strolling by a transparent river, admiring one-of-a-kind artworks, and venturing into a glass “cave”.
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