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Address: Sodra Jarnvagsgatan 2, Vaxjo, Sweden
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+46 470 70 42 00
10:00 - 16:00
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History of glass and beautiful unique pieces

There´s a large room with glass objects through history, all the way back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. More unique perhaps is the large and beautifully exhibited unique... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

There´s a large room with glass objects through history, all the way back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. More unique perhaps is the large and beautifully exhibited unique pieces from around Smaaland.

Thank ch6006hc
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great to visit and learn how glass is fashioned 100 charctors is too much. Clear and to the point is all that's necessary

Thank Peter S
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The exhibit is a little difficult to appreciate if one does not speak Swedish. The objects on display are beautiful and varied, though, ranging from very old glass and crystal pieces to the very most contemporary work.

Thank tallpinesCO
Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you go the the Glass Museum the ticket also gives you entry into the Smalands Museum and Utvandrarnas Hus (all adjacent to each other). All three are not big in size but offer overall good value.

Thank Plopitucus
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

First we went to the history of Smaland section of the museum and after that we went to the glass section. We enjoyed the glass section more. There were some very nice pieces presented. Overall it was nice for about one hour. You could probably spent more time if you read everything, but we prefered to walk around and see... More 

Thank Remco S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Go here to see the history and scope of glass production in this part of Sweden - an essential part of the region's culture.

Thank Ellen P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

When you maybe have done a visit to the "Crystal kingdom" nearby, it can be interesting to make a visit to this museum in the city of Vaxjo.

Thank Thomas H
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

A beautifully prepared overview of Swedish modern glass and although the the historical section is being upgraded what there is to see is very good

Thank simon J
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Sweden is famous (and rightly so) for its art glass tradition and Växjö is home to one of its best museums of glass. A fantastic collection of the works of some of the country's foremost artists and craftsmen. Not rated as excellent simply because part of the museum was closed and I wanted to see more.

Thank Ian G
Vaxjo, Sweden
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8 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 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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