The former factory space, built in 1861 as part of the “new glassworks”, offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in a “World of Glass”. We will be your guide through 300 years of local history and 3000 years of glassmaking tradition.
At the heart of the exhibition is the furnace hall. The immersion furnace in here was kept running right until the closure of the glassworks and is filled with a 20 tonne block of solidified glass.
Upstairs is an exhibition covering the history of the glassworks, the social life of the glassworkers and their families, as well as information about the physics and chemistry of glass.
The Burger Exhibition, located in the former cutting shop (a separate building) tells the story of Reinhold Burger, inventor of the thermos flask, who was born in Glashütte in 1866. Besides patenting the thermos in1903, Burger was an early pioneer of X-ray and other vacuum tube technologies.
We have been adding to our collection ever since it was established in 1991. Alongside tools and artefacts from the Baruth Glassworks, the museum boasts a growing treasury of objects representing several thousand years of glassmaking. You can sample our diverse collection online at “Handwerk in Brandenburg”.
In the former freight train station you will find special exhibitions.
The Baruth Glassworks Museum Village is a highlight of the Industrial Culture in Brandenburg tourist network.
Single admission adults: 6,00 EUR
Group admission adults, per person: 5,50 EUR (10 or more people)
Children up to 6 years free entrance
Children and young people (age 7-15): 3,50 EUR
Children group admission: 3,00 EUR
January and February
Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
March to December
Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (also holidays)