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Smalands Museum

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Nice provincial museum

This museum centers on the lives of particularly farming people in Smaaland, but also the urban... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
Be sure to check out the temporary exhibit

When I was there, "Loranga! Loranga!" was on view, and I had a chance to learn about a popular... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Ellen P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 Oct 2018
21 Jul 2018
Welcome to Swedens oldest countymuseum! Here you can see exhibitions about local history, glass and temporary exhibitions. Smålands Museum and the Swedish Glass Museum are two museums under the same roof. Welcome to visit both parts (only one entry...more
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Sodra Jarnvagsgatan 2, Vaxjo, Sweden
+46 470 70 42 00
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Tells a lot about the history of the region, it is explained in a way where you can clearly see the cultural evolution of the region and what makes them a different from the rest of Sweden.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The glass museum and emigration institute both included in the same ticket are both worth a visit, but Småland's museum was just dull and we basically just passed through it. And what does the Austrian Ötzi have to do with Småland in Sweden?

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This museum centers on the lives of particularly farming people in Smaaland, but also the urban development of larger towns, and leads nicely into the overpopulation of the mid-1800´s and subsequent emigration to North America, which is the subject of the neighboring museum.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

When I was there, "Loranga! Loranga!" was on view, and I had a chance to learn about a popular (VERY popular) children's literature character who runs around doing absolutely manic things wearing a bathrobe and his hair wrapped in a flowered towel (no, no --...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 13 August 2015

One of the very best regional museums I have ever visited. Documenting the history of Småland from prehistoric times and onward. All of the information for the various displays is summarised in English and German. The only downside is that the lighting levels are kept...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is an excellent museum to explain the massive emigration from Sweden and especially Smaland to North American in the 19th century. Charts and maps highlight the displays.

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Fredsviews
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Well composed museum, lovely restaurant, good design shop.If you there in December, fantastic Xmas market, do not miss if in town

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This place was worth checking out. There were a number of different interesting displays. I thought the currency collection was superb and a must see for any coin collector.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank norgeva
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Learn about history of the fantastic part of Sweden called Småland.I also liked information about Smålands capitial Växjö(my birthplace) did not know that it burned many times and to stop that they decided to not build houses of tree.Information is available in text,pictures,video and audio.One...More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank MPnr1
Reviewed 12 October 2013

This region of Sweden is famous for its glass works, mostly set up in the nineteenth century, and there is a comprehensive display of the history of glassware - elaborate cut and engraved, coloured, basic homeware, and studio glass. I disliked most of it, I...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Pat G
17 May 2018|
Response from Kulturparken | Property representative |
Hello! It is about 23 kilometers between Kalvsvik and Växjö. You can travel by bus to Växjö from Kalvsvik, and Smålands museum and the House of Emigrants is located in the city center, very near the bus station. Most of... More
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