Kosta Glasswork

Stora Vägen 91 , 360 52 KOSTA (show map)
Category: Glassworks

Standing next to the furnaces at Kosta and watching glass take shape is quite a spectacle. It is a drama that has been played out ever since the first furnace was put in service in 1742. Since then the glassblowers have gained mastery over the fluid molten glass and refined their handicraft from generation to generation. With the help of Kosta Boda’s skilled designers, today the old handicraft tradition encounters new modern and exciting forms. Today all visitors have an opportunity to witness this spectacle.

Even though the large glass shop and the even larger sales outlet are enticing, we recommend that you begin your visit at the far end of the glassworks’ grounds by the sign ”Hytta” (Blowing Room). Step in and watch the glass artisans at work in the largest manual blowing room in Sweden. Getting so close to craftsmanship is compelling.

On the opposite side of the grounds is the exhibition hall. Encapsulated here is the glassworks’ more than 250 years of impressive glass history along with modern, new art glass.

Within the area you will also find Kosta Köpmanhus, which sells glass, home furnishings and other products, as well as Kosta Outlet, with 20,000 square metres of shopping space offering designer clothing, shoes, books, sporting goods and more at reasonable prices.

In addition, the summer of 2009 marks the opening of the spectacular Kosta Boda Art Hotel, a one-of-a-kind hotel experience that embodies the quintessence of glass in the middle of Kosta.

About this activity

Street address 1
  • Stora Vägen 91
City (address)
  • 360 52 KOSTA
Opening hours
  • www.glasriket.se/oppettider

Nearby accommodation


Kosta Bed

Distance: 668 meters
Welcome to Kosta Bed’s nice holiday apartments in Kosta. Each apartment has two rooms and a kitchen (53 sq m), TV with satellite channels, and a nice patio. The apartments enjoy a central location in a very quiet and natural setting near Kosta Glassworks (400m), Kostabadet swimming (100m), and shop.
Distance: 12.7 km
The Bed & Breakfast is situated only 200 meters from the world-famous artist Mats Jonassons glassworks. At the glassworks there is a restaurant where you also can have a traditional "Hot shop herring" with glassblowing. There are good fishing possibilities in two privat lakes for the guests. Boats for rent. Two bed rooms.
Distance: 189 meters
Kosta Boda Art Hotel- a creation in glass and stone that is unlike anything you´ve ever seen before. With the help of Kosta Boda´s internationally renowned designers the hotel has been decorated with artistic, vibrant installations. These include a bar entirely made from glass and a pool with underwater exhibitions. Naturally, it can also be used for relaxing swim.


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