Dartington Crystal

Torrington Devon EX38 7AN

The Dartington name seems to pop up everywhere in Devon but this is the business end of the operation, where they make the crystal glass for which they are famous. They have a visitor centre with audio-visual displays on the history of  Dartington Crystal from 1967 to present day; you can see how the first pieces of glass were made in our museum section and watch live demonstrations of glassmaking and watch master engravers create award-winning works of art (that – naturally – you can buy for a loved one), plus there are lots of hands-on activities for kids. You should also have a look in on the Factory Experience, where a viewing platform gives you the opportunity to see the real work beind done – though sadly this is only available on weekdays.

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