A tribute to the motorbike, trolls and mythical beings, and the story of glass! In Småland even the humble match has its own museum – the only one in the world. Here we salute living cultural treasures, and indeed entire villages and quarters. We Smålanders are proud of mills where the waterwheels still turn and workshops where driving belts still hum in the roof. And we are equally proud of other Smålanders, be they Linné or Andrée, Moberg or Ljungberg. Many of them have had museums dedicated to them; others have staged their own exhibitions. So dust down those prejudices – culture is cool in Småland!
Sweden’s Museum of Glass and the House of Emigrants
Europe's largest and most extensive collection includes 35 000 items of glassware.
Eksjö - the unique wooden town
Sweden’s best-preserved wooden town- a title claimed by many towns; however, only a few are chosen. Eksjö Old Town and its many listed buildings certainly support our claim to this title!
Huseby Bruk – one of Småland’s biggest attractions
The manor house with its unspoilt 19th-century setting tells the exciting story of the last family at Huseby, three generations of the Stephens family. The colourful park surrounding the manor is planted in keeping with the period, and the kitchen garden produces vegetables in the same way as it did at the turn of the 19th century.
Gränna and Visingsö
Visitors to Gränna and the island of Visingsö can enjoy castles and manor houses, oak forests, handicrafts, cobbled streets,cycle trips, idyllic timber houses, apple orchards and an exciting history.
Lessebo Handpaper Mill
Lessebo Handpaper Mill started manufacturing paper back in 1693. Whereas our competitors gave up the time consuming handicraft in favour of industrial mass production, we chose our love for paper.
The match museum
The Match Musem in Jönköping is the worlds only match museum. The museum is located in the beautyful building that once was the first match factory in Jönköping.
Steam boat adventure
Two of Sweden’s oldest wood burning steamboats operate on Småland lakes.
Åsens by - a culture reserve
Åsens by is an example of what a Småland village looked like 100 years ago, with small fields enclosed by fences.