Two museums in one building
Founded on 3 February 1867, before opening in its own building in 1885, Småland’s Museum is Sweden’s oldest county museum. Permanent exhibitions present objects from the 19th and 20th century Småland peasant farmer and wealthier communities, a silver hoard from the Viking Age and a coin cabinet. Småland’s Museum has frequent temporary exhibitions presenting Kronoberg’s cultural history in the past, present and future through a range of means.
The Swedish Glass Museum can be found in the older part of the museum building. Here you will be enchanted by the oldest Swedish glass, dating back to Duke Karl’s time in the 1580s. Admire the royal cups and simple bottles from the 17th and 18th centuries. Enjoy the bourgeois crystal and the farmers’ pressed glass of the 19th century. Marvel at world-famous design from the 20th century. And be impressed by fantastic contemporary Swedish glass!