After five-six years, we came back to visit Skultuna Messingsbruk, the oldest active brassworks in the world, March 2016.
The brassworks was established in 1607. The king then wanted Sweden to have a brass foundry. The town of Skultuna in Västerås was chosen, mainly because the area had charcoal, it had Svartån brook which could supply water power and it was near the copper mine in Falun.
The coffee shop did not feel fashionable the first time we visited. But in 2011 it was renovated, ergo the spacious eating area and the trendy white tiles in the service area.
The shop is classy, just as I remember it, with all those pretty brass items on display. Last year, the trend for home decoration was metal, so I suppose that boosted Skultuna messingsbruk’s production.
Skultuna Messingsbruk is one of the top tourist sights in the country, although there really is not much to see there. Just a facade of the old factory building, a factory outlet, a coffeeshop and the brass shop.
When one is into architecture, or home design, however it can be interesting to visit the place, which is slightly over an hour away from Stockholm.