Broadfield House Glass Museum

Broadfield House Glass Museum
Compton Drive
Kingswinford
West Midlands County
DY6 9NS
England

Website

www.glassmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

glass.museum@dudley.gov.uk

Telephone

01384 812745

Fax

01384 812746

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Situated in the historic Stourbridge glass quarter, Broadfield House Glass Museum is one of the best glass museums in the world. It has a magnificent collection of British glass, much of which was made in the Stourbridge area, from 18th century tableware to Victorian cameo vases, historic paperweights to modern sculptural pieces. Permanent displays and temporary exhibitions celebrate the magical art of glassmaking. There is also a glassmaking studio where visitors can watch and wonder at the glassmakers' skills.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 12noon - 4.00pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12noon - 4.00pm
Opening times may vary for events, please check in advance.

Closed Mondays

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Library, archives and store are available to researchers by appointment only. Guided tours for pre-booked groups are available jointly with the Red House Glass Cone.

The history of glass and glassmaking in Britain from the 17th century to present day, in particular the Stourbridge glass industry. The collection includes archival material and equipment, as well as glass objects, focusing on tableware and decorative glass.

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Industry

Key artists and exhibits

  • 18th century tableware
  • drinking glasses
  • 19th century coloured glass
  • Victorian Cameo vases
  • John Northwood & the Portland Vase
  • George & Thomas Woodall
  • 20th century factory glass
  • pressed glass
  • Carnival glass
  • paperweights
  • Studio glass from 1960s to present day
  • contemporary glass
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Glass Hand Casting

  • 14 June 2014 12-4pm

Suitable for 6 months + Come and have your hand or foot cast in glass, a wonderful keepsake. Please call 01384 812745 to book your place.

Admission

£17 per hand/foot

Website

http://www.glassmuseum.org.uk

Broadfield House Glass Museum

Adult Crafts @ Broadfield House Glass Museum

  • 28 March — 6 June 2014 *on now

28th March: Fantasy Flowers, 11th April: Fabric Faffers, 6th June: Fabric Faffers,

Whether you are a beginner or an avid crafter come along and join our small friendly groups meeting in the craft area at Broadfeield House. Have a go and have a cuppa. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

FREE Admission to the Museum, £5.50 for adult crafts

Website

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/Museums

Glass painting

Glass Crafts

  • 13 April — 8 June 2014 *on now

Relaxed session for all the family. Drop into our workshop area and have a go at different glass crafts; a different activity each month.

13/4 glass painting and sticking onto jars
11/5 engrave a tea light
8/6 Dad's fused glass key ring

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.25

Website

http://www.glassmuseum.org.uk

Juniors at Museums

Easter @ Broadfield House Glass Museum

  • 25 April 2014 12:30-2:30pm

FREE Family Spring trail 12 April - 27th April: 12noon - 4pm
A simple and fun search around the Museum encouraging children to look for objects with a free craft at the end.

16th April: Exhibitales - interactive story, trail and simple craft for the under 5's. Sessions at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30 - Please book in advance, £2.25 per child.

25th April: Fused Glass Bunny Ornament. Sessions at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30pm £3.90
Come and join us in our craft workshop to make a fabulous glass bunny!. Booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • 0-4

Admission

FREE Entry and trail
£2.25 for Exhibitales
£3.90 for Fused glass ornament - Booking essential

Website

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/Museums

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

The JAM Club's Sticky Saturdays

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/kids-zone

Sticky Saturdays is our free Saturday family craft club hosted by Broadfield House Glass Museum on the 1st Saturday of every month, running from 13.30-15.30. The activity lasts around 30 minutes leaving time to look around the exhibitions and site afterwards.

How to obtain

Check out the Club leaflet on the Dudley Council website for more information on The JAM Club and Sticky Saturdays' other host venues. Contact Broadfield House Glass Museum on 01384 812745 for more details.

Fused glass pendants

Discover Glass

http://www.glassmuseum.org.uk

A fun, creative whole day visit for your pupils; suitable for KS1-KS4.
Guided tour, hot glass blowing demonstration and every pupil makes a glass fused tile.

How to obtain

A whole day visit: £5.25 per pupil with accompanying adults free of charge.
Call: 01384 812745 or email: glass.museum@dudley.gov.uk
Group size: Max 30 pupils per day
Duration: Whole day. 10am-2.30pm

The JAM Club's Sticky Saturdays

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/kids-zone

Sticky Saturdays is our free Saturday family craft club hosted by Broadfield House Glass Museum on the 1st Saturday of every month, funning from 13.30-15.30. The activity lasts around 30 minutes leaving time to look around the exhibitions and site afterwards.

How to obtain

Check out Club leaflet on the Dudley Council website for more information on The JAM Club and Sticky Saturdays' other host venues. Contact Broadfield House Glass Museum on 01384 812745 for more details

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