Kosta Glassworks

KOSTA 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 is Sweden’s oldest still operating glassworks. The furnaces here have been lit since 1742. 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.


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 60 minutes and the price is SEK 100 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.


Close to Kosta glassworks you also find Kosta Boda Art Hotel, Brasserie 1742, Kosta Café, Kosta Outlet and Kosta Lodge. See more at Destinationkosta.se

Visit the hot shop

Because of the COVID-19 situation our hot shop is still closed for a normal visit.


Welcome to visit us in the hot shop!

Follow the journey of the glass from a syrupy, hot mass to sparkling crystal.

Guided tours are held Monday – Friday at 09 am, 11.30 am and 14.00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at Kosta Art Gallery.



We limit the number of visitors to the gallery to 20 people and limit your visit to 45 minutes if we have visitors waiting to enter.

The Gallery has the following opening hours.

Monday to Friday 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 – 16.00