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Glass open-air museum - Glass dream, Valaská Belá

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Have you seen live how glass is made, blown, shaped and decorated? Come and see the unique glass open-air museum Sklené sen in Valaská Belá. You will not find any similar open-air museum in Slovakia, because only here do they preserve the traditional hand-made glass. The open-air museum is located in the region where the tradition of glass art began in 1747. At that time, a glassworks was founded in the settlement of Gápel, part of the village of Valaská Belá.

Glass open-air museum - Glass dream, Valaská Belá

Have you seen live how glass is made, blown, shaped and decorated? Come and see the unique glass open-air museum Sklené sen in Valaská Belá. You will not find any similar open-air museum in Slovakia, because only here do they preserve the traditional hand-made glass. The open-air museum is located in the region where the tradition of glass art began in 1747. At that time, a glassworks was founded in the settlement of Gápel, part of the village of Valaská Belá.

The master glassmakers who worked in it were extremely skilful and their skill was known far and wide throughout Hungary. Glass heated to 1200 ° C is liquid like honey and can be shaped. Expert Peter Dolinaj will show you in a glass open-air museum how glass is blown, compressed, stretched, cut and decorated. You will also learn what glass is made of, how it melts, and you can take a look at the tools and tools for shaping glass.

During the presentation of the production, small glass products are created - drinkers, vases, ornaments and various decorations, which you can buy as an original gift for yourself or your loved ones. Time plays an important role when working with glass. First it takes a lot - as ignition, tempering the furnace and then melting the glass takes about 24 hours. However, the artisan only has a few seconds to shape the glass itself, because it hardens very quickly.

Due to the time-consuming process, the glass kiln is not in operation every day, so we recommend that you check the official website of the glass open-air museum before visiting or make an appointment by phone in advance.

Source: Sklársky skanzen (2.9.2021)
Updated on: 2.9.2021

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Phone: 0907 198 433
Website: sklenysen.sk
Glass open-air museum - Glass dream, Valaská Belá
Valaská Belá
Region: Trenčiansky
District: Prievidza
Area: Ponitrie
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Valaská Belá

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