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Visit us: things to know

• To visit us off-season please contact us at to make an appointment.

• Plans for the season 2024:
    –   May Saturdays kl 10 - 16, Sundays kl 12 - 16
    –   from June 8, the whole of July until August 25 we will be open every day 10-16.
    –   the last weekend in August and the whole of September we plan to be open Saturdays 10-16, Sundays 12-16.

• We are located in Bergdala, right beside the glassworks, Bergdalahyttan.
The GPS-coordinates are N 56° 50' 05", E 15° 13' 19".

• There are no public transports to Bergdala. The nearest train stations are Hovmantorp and Lessebo. Both are at a distance of approximately 10 km from Bergdala.
There are buses on road 25, but it is approximately 7-8 km from the nearest bus stops.
If you really want to visit us, but lack means of transport - welcome to contact us at well in advace, and we can probably work something out.

• We have no entrance fee, but gladly take donations. (So far, only cash)
The museum is run by a nonprofit foundation, without any public funding (read more here).

• Unfortunately, our accessibility is not good. We can take wheelchairs, but need 10-15 minutes warning. The door openings are ca 1 metre, and it is tight between machines. We try to help as best we can, but the building is from 1890...
We do not have a toilet, but there is one in the glass shop.
We do offer audioguides in Swedish and English (they are accessible online, here).

• In our museum you can touch all the machines, even try to operate them.
This means there is a risk that you can get dirty.
At some machines there is a risk of pinching, so be careful (and mind your children). The glass moulds are heavy, so be careful when you handle them.

• The museum is located on an industrial site: the glassworks has operated for over a hundred years. This means there are lots of glass splinters in the ground: never walk barefoot, try not to let your children fall, be careful with paws of dogs. (Dogs and children are welome into the museum - there are less splinters indoors...)
The ground is contaminated by, among other poisons, arsenic: do not eat dirt! (Read more about environmental problems here.)

• There are picnic tables outside both the museum and the glassworks. At this time there is no food service, but with some luck there will be one "come spring".
We can recommend cafés and restaurants in the vicinity!

All this said, we have not had any incident/accident in our first five years!

map of Bergdata
map of the surroundings