Glass Heritage Center

Smaller and larger glassworks, studios, and manufactories operating in the Low Beskid have put the region firmly on the global glass map. Prominent artists and designers have been associated with the local glassworks, co-creating the history of Polish design, and their glass works adorn the great museum collections, such as those of the Polish Museum of Design. Corning Museum of Glass and private collections.



The Glass Heritage Center was opened in Krosno in 2012 in order to save and promote the glass history of the city and the region,  This is a unique facility in the country, where you can observe live the work of metallurgists, creating glass objects at the furnace by hand-forming, as well as learn about various techniques and ways of decorating glass. Workshops: glass miniature, fusing, stained glass, glass painting, grinding and engraving are places where you can watch the work of glass decorators employed here, talk, ask for details. You can also try working with glass matter yourself at workshops organized for groups and individual guests. At the smelting furnace, it's worth blowing a glass bubble or minting a medal yourself and experience contact with glowing, plastic glass for a moment.


Glass craft workshop

CDS warsztaty dla dzieci.webp [957.77 KB] Workshops for children at the Glass Heritage Center, photo form archives of the Glass Heritage Center


CDS frag. wystawy.webp [283.62 KB] Exhibitions at the Glass Heritage Center, photo from archives of the GHC

The tour is complemented by permanent and temporary exhibitions showcasing a variety of contemporary and historical glass, utilitarian objects and glass art works. At all stages of the tour, guests are accompanied by a guide, who introduces tourists to the secrets of glass craftsmanship. The glass objects created at CDS can be purchased in the factory store and taken away as a nice souvenir.




A trip along the glass route cannot end with a visit to the Glass Heritage Center. Notable in the city are glass sculptures, reminding visitors that Krosno is the City of Glass. The Podkarpackie Museum in Krosno also has an interesting exhibition of Krosno glass, and in nearby Rymanów, at the Sabina Glassworks, one can take a close look at the daily work of the glassworkers and admire the plant's products on display in the gallery.

kolekcja autorska CDS.webp [278.38 KB] Author's collection at the Glass Heritage Center, photo from archives of the Glass Heritage Center



Glass Heritage Centre in Krosno

ul. Blich 2, 38-400 Krosno

tel. +48 13 444 00 31


Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun: 11:00–17:00

The last entrance for a complete tour - at 3.00 PM

Early reservation by phone or purchase of tickets online is recommended

Lastest information:,




Podkarpackie Museum

ul. Piłsudskiego 16, 38-400 Krosno

tel. +48 13 432 13 76


Opening Hours:

During the winter season (November-April):

Tues-Fri: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (visiting until 4:00 pm)

Sat.-Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (visiting until 4:00 pm)

During the summer season (May-October):

Tues-Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (visiting until 5:00 pm)

Sat.-Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (visiting until 5:00 pm)

closed on Mondays




Huta Szkła Artystycznego Sabina sp. z o.o. [Sabina Artistic Glassworks]

ul. Dworska 29, 38-480 Rymanów

tel. +48 571 399 537

contact person – Henryk Rysz, tel. +48 13 435 59 29

Glassworks operating hours:

Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat. 8:00 – 13:00

Sightseeing by individual arrangement

map of attractions of the Low Beskid