The following exhibitions are currently on show at The Swedish Glass Museum:
Our permanent exhibitions:
Long Live Kosta 275 years
Gunnel Sahlin - 30 years as a designer
June 10, 2017 - until further notic
Kosta glassworks has an unbroken tradition of manual manufacture since 1742. This 275th anniversary exhibition draws attention to the glass, the works and people. Here we can follow the long road from sketch to finished glass item and see the range of products from schnapps glass to unique sculptures which have made Kosta glass an important part of our Swedish cultural heritage.
In swedish and english
February 25 - August 20, 2017
Colorful swedish glass.“A strong passion and desire drive me to
explore all the opportunities colour presents. I seek out colours and combinations of colours everywhere. In the countryside, in the garden and in the big city. In glass I have found my material, and no other material carried colour like glass does.When light falls on glass, magic happens!”
Only in swedish
Six Centuries of Swedish Glass 2.0
The permanent exhibition Six Centuries of Swedish Glass shows a representative sample of the Swedish Glass Museum's extensive collection of glass from Swedish glassworks.
Visit the exhibition and let yourself be enchanted by the oldest Swedish glass from the 1580s. Enjoy the royal splendor of the glass trophies and the simple bottles from the 1600s and 1700s. Let yourself be overwhelmed by the crystal of the urban residents and charmed by the peasants' pressed glass from the 1800s. Be delighted by the world famous design from the 1900s , and be fascinated by contemporary stunning glass!
With English and German translation
Studio Glass in Transformation
The Glass Academy has made it possible for the Swedish Glass Museum to receive a very generous donation from over 70 artists, craftsmen and designers who express themselves in the medium of glass. Because of this fantastic gift The Swedish Glass Museum has the unique opportunity to show the entire studio glass movement’s development from 1968 and onwards.
The Swedish Glass Museum
The Swedish Glass Museum has been collecting glass and archival documents from Swedish glassworks for over 80 years, generating one of the largest and most extensive collections in Europe. Today, the collection includes around 40,000 items of glassware, from 105 Swedish glassworks, dating from the 1580s up to the present day. The Swedish Glass Museum also runs research and documentation programs concerning glass and glass handling.
The museum is located in the centre of Växjö in Småland.
Södra Järnvägsgatan 2
351 04 Växjö
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m
11.00 a.m - 4.00 p.m
SUMMER OPENING HOURS
Open daily: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m
The museum is closed on the
following days during the year:
Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Day,
Christmas Eve , Christmas day,
New Year´s eve and New Year’s Day.
Adults 90 SEK
Students 40 SEK
Group (10 Persons) 40 SEK
Children up to 19 years free entrance
Restaurant at the Swedish Glass Museum: Izakaya Moshi
An izakaya is a Japanese pub or "drop in". They can be luxurious or simple but the well-prepared side dishes are always in the center, with inspiration from Japan of course, but also from Vietnam, Korea and China.
At lunch they serve dumplings, noodle soup and salads.
Evening menu allows a selection of dishes like rice paper rolls, dumplings and experimental sushi.
You can order just a little bit, or a whole menu.