In the 19th century, the Kavalír family was made famous for its heat resistant glass which was widely used in laboratories and households. The original form of the glassworks was kept when designing the centre for glass art together with a glass museum. It opened its doors to the public in 2014. The magnificent space of the main hall is dominated by an old furnace, where not only different workshops, glass performances, but also concerts and various meetings take place. The permanent collection houses over 1,500 pieces, including works of studio glass pioneers like H. Littleton, M. Lipofsky and F. Lyngaard.
Under this single roof, you will find everything from temporary exhibitions, unique pieces of art glass for sale in the museum shop, but first and foremost a hall equipped with examples of the stages of glass art technologies: mould melting, cutting and glass engraving. With these impressive facilities, glassmaking students or designers and architects can – under supervision of the most experienced glassmakers – facilitate their ideas. Workshops for the general public are also available all year round.