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Address: Sodra Jarnvagsgatan 2, Vaxjo, Sweden

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Very very interesting

Amazing to see this ancient work of art form in a context to Swedish history and development. Very pleasant visit if you like art and history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Vaxjo, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Amazing to see this ancient work of art form in a context to Swedish history and development. Very pleasant visit if you like art and history.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I thought this was the best place to visit in Vaxjo. There were a lot of interesting pieces of glass work here. And it is combines with the Emigrant House and Smaland Museum. One ticket for all three places! 70 Kroners.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If one is about to explore the "Kingdom of Crystal" or Glasricket region of southern Sweden, then you are likely to find the Swedish Glass Museum a very helpful orientation to the history and range of marvelous Swedish glass-making. We especially enjoyed the stunning art glass on the second floor of the museum.

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Gurgaon, India
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have been a fairly decent traveler and I have come across a Glass Museum (not a factory or salesy museum) for the first time. It has some really beautiful artefacts and some other history related sections that I found interesting. I was disappointed that most sections had description in Svenska only and no English. No tour guides or audio... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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162 reviews 162 reviews
59 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

History of why Småland is the glass center of sweden and a lot of different glass to watch.Sculptures I never even thought about in this museum.Beautiful,colorful and incredible glass is in this museum.One part is a museum of Swedish coins and bills,walk on money:) Best:glass with yellow in it that makes it look like gold,impressive. Worst: missing a simple explanation... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Highly interesting small museum about all king of items made from glass. Kitchenware, pharmaceutical glass, art & design, optics and many other things. Take 2-3 hours of time to enjoy this exposition. You will find various interesting gems in different shapes and colors. It`s a little pricey but well worth it. There`s a nice coffee shop in the same building...

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Acton, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Some very interesting work, well worth the time! We only had an hour or so, but could have spent more time there.

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Vasteras, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Being an absolute novice on glass art, I really enjoyed the visit. Some inconvenience though, due to refurbishing.

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Sweden
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is the place where you can get a comprehensive view of the glorious history of Swedish glass. Great start for a trip through the kingdom of glass (Kosta etc)

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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

As a glassblower I have always wanted to visit smalland and see the national museum of glass! I got may chance this summer, (I recommend visiting in summer), and was not disapointed. there was this funney exhibit on recycling that didnt have much to do with glass, but these things happen. the glass from design and industry was very interesting,... More 

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