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.
Dad and child crafting at the Museum

Summer Activities @ Broadfield House Glass Museum

  • 19 July — 31 August 2014 *on now

FREE Family Trail, 19 July-31 August - Simple trail around the Museum encouraging children to look at the collection with a free craft on completion.

FREE Teddy Bear's Picnic, 24 July - Bring a blanket, a picnic and a bear and join us on the lawn at Broadfield for traditional fun and games. There will be a small charge for some craft activities.

Exhibitales, 30th July - Interactive story telling, craft and simple trail for under 5's. Sessions at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30 and cost £2.25, please book in advance.

FREE Family Fun Day, 2 August - Come along to our annual Summer Event with entertainment for all. This year we have a pig roast, a falconry display and re-enactors plus the usual popular stalls and crafts.

Fused Glass Beach Hut, 14th August - Come along and make a fabulous beach hut out of pre-cut glass. Suitable for ages 4+ Sessions at 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30, please book in advance £3.90 .

The Museum is open from 12noon - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. For booking or general information please call 01384 815571 or 01384 812745

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry to the Museum is FREE but there is a small charge for some crafts.

Website

http://www.glass.museum.org.uk

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.
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

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.

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