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Swedish Glass Museum

Sodra Jarnvagsgatan 2, Vaxjo, Sweden
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Vaxjo
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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101 reviews 101 reviews
83 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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In the countryside near Stockholm
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Vaxjo, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

The making of glass has been a part of this regions industrial life since 1742. The exhibition at the Glass Museum gives a very good understanding for its development over the centuries. The venue is open and spacious with bright but still soft colors thus supporting a calm atmosphere.

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