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Swedish Glass Museum

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Address: Sodra Jarnvagsgatan 2, Vaxjo, Sweden

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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122 reviews 122 reviews
90 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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