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Swedish Glass Museum

Sodra Jarnvagsgatan 2, Vaxjo, Sweden
+46 470 70 42 00
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Well worth a visit

Amazing examples of craftsmanship and some interesting historical facts too, with some videos as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JonDoe04134
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Lidingo, Sweden
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Take time to watch the movie

We spent the previous day at Kosta, so it was so informative to watch the video and see how glass... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
KathyJ166
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Here you can see the exhibitions 'Six Centuries of Swedish Glass 2.0' and 'Studio Glass in Transformation' and temporary exhibitions about glass. Smålands Museum and the Swedish Glass Museum are two museums under the same roof. Welcome to visit both parts (only one entry fee). In addition to the museum there is also the house of emigration, this museum is also included in the same entrance fee.
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  • Terrible1%
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“nice overview” (2 reviews)
“kosta boda” (2 reviews)
“kingdom” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sodra Jarnvagsgatan 2, Vaxjo, Sweden
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+46 470 70 42 00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing examples of craftsmanship and some interesting historical facts too, with some videos as well.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We spent the previous day at Kosta, so it was so informative to watch the video and see how glass artists collaborate with the glass blowers to bring a vision into reality. Admission price includes three museums.

Thank KathyJ166
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

It was amazing seeing different glass artworks but it is not that interesting, i mean the exhibition isn't that big and if you are not a curious person i wouldn't reccomend it.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed. The whole museum was just walking around and looking at glass and reading signs. There weren’t any interactive displays, activities, or demonstrations. I thought I’d see some glass-blowing, painting, or something! I have seen more at other places.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Nice museum that gives the visitor an overview of the Swedish glass production history. I personally recommend that a visit to this museum is combined with a visit to Kosta so that you get to see real life production of Swedish glass.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Good, decent overview of glas industrie over the years in Sweden. Nice examples of designers and their products

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This was expensive for what you get to see, not so if you want to visit the other stuff but if you are only interested in the glass it was £9. Make sure you go upstairs as there is more up there. The English was...More

Thank nelly071
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

This region is famous for its glass making which is why we came here. The museum is a great introduction. They show the processes by which glass creations are made. They feature many of the artists and their work, There is a special exhibition about...More

1  Thank Pamwiltravel
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this museum with interesting displays, a wonderful gift shop , and a lovely Japanese restaurant. Have given and enjoyed Kosta Boda and Orrefors for many years, so it was really fun to learn more about their history.....

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Nice, well-made and very nice museum that tells the story of a history of a Swedish leading industry. Well worth a visit.

Thank Anders M
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