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The glassworks

At our glasswork in Kosta in southern Sweden you are given the opportunity to follow the creation of Kosta Boda's glass up close. We welcome you into the warmth to witness a genuine Swedish handicraft.


Kosta Glassworks

Kosta glassworks is Sweden’s oldest still operating glassworks. The furnaces here have been lit since 1742. We welcome you into the warmth to witness a genuine Swedish handicraft. This is your chance to follow the production of Kosta Boda’s products in the glow from the furnaces. From the melting of the molten glass to glassblowing, cutting and painting.

Some of Kosta Boda’s most colourful designers have their studios at Kosta glassworks. Anna Ehrner, Göran Wärff and Kjell Engman work closely together with the craftsmen in the hot shops here.

In the area you also find the Kosta Boda Art Gallery where you have the opportunity to see current exhibitions. Kosta Boda’s factory outlet is also located here and nearby also Kosta Outlet and the famous Kosta Boda Art Hotel.


Guided tours of the glassworks

A guided tour includes a presentation of and a visit to the glassworks. You learn about the glass manufacturing process and how the glass is blown, cut and painted. The tour takes about 30 minutes and the price is SEK 50 per person. Book your tour through the Kosta Boda Art Gallery by calling +46 (0)478 345 29 or sending an e-mail to info@kostaboda.se. The tour starts from the Kosta Boda Art Gallery.


”Hyttsill” – a traditional glassworks meal

Experience an old glassworks custom – have a traditional meal called “Hyttsill” at Kosta glassworks. Besides good food and drink, there is also entertainment and glassblowing. Make your Hyttsill reservation by calling +46 (0)478 50 000. It is organised by Björkängen Hotel in Kosta for larger groups all year round.


Opening hours Kosta glassworks (the works)

Monday-Friday 09:00-15:30, lunch break 10:30-11:30
Saturday 10:00-16:00 
Sunday 10:00-16:00
Closed during national holidays.


Opening hours Kosta Boda Art Gallery

Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00
Saturday 10:00-16:00
Sunday 10:00-16:00

National holidays 10:00-16:00


Contact information Kosta Boda Art Gallery

Phone: +46 (0)478 345 29
E-mail: info@kostaboda.se


Other things to do close to Kosta glassworks

Close to Kosta glassworks you also find Kosta Boda Art Hotel, Kosta Café,Kosta Outlet and Kosta Beach and Camping.