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Broadfield House Glass Museum

Broadfield House Glass Museum sign painted on the porch

One of the best glass collections in the world can be found at Broadfield House in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.

A big thank you to Svartland Living History Society and Tillerman Beads who made our special event on Saturday 13th September such a success. 

Svartland Vikings visit Broadfield House Glass Museum

The Museum

The original front hallway at Broadfield House

This charming and historical building is home to many fascinating objects, from modern glass art to the industrial equipment of the Victorian era.

Explore the displays and you will discover glass from the 17th century up to the present day, revealing the diversity of glass and the creativity of glassmakers through the ages.

In addition are several paintings that bring glass making and the local landscape to life.

Glass manufacturing equipment

Hot Glass Studio

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Glass blowing with Allister Malcolm

Exploring the collections is only one part of appreciating glass. Visitors can also witness the sights, smells and heat of glass making to appreciate the skill and stamina of glass makers.  

Demonstration by Peter Holmes
Demonstration by Peter Holmes

The Gift Shop

Gift shop at Broadfield House

The gift shop sells a range of gifts with something for everyone. You will find, books, toys and contemporary and historical glass. Whether you looking for a birthday present or research material it is worth visiting.

A full guided tour of the Glass Museum is available on DVD.

View the collections online

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Please use Black Country History to explore the full range of collections cared for by Dudley Museum & Art Gallery, Broadfield House Glass Museum and The Red House Glass Cone.

Inspired Designs is the website that showcases the decorative art collections cared for by museums in the Black Country. So if you are stuck for a creative idea, this is for you. Packed with our most colourful and distinctive objects, you can search collections, browse images or read articles.

We also include collections information on our website: Glass Collections 

Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme

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Broadfield House Glass Museum is a full member of this scheme. This ensures visitors can be assured of an attraction well worth visiting.
Flyer promoting Viking event at Broadfield House Glass Museum
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Visitor Information

Location

Details

Broadfield House Glass Museum

Tuesday -Sunday

12noon - 4.00pm

Open all year

Please note that we are closed on Bank Holidays including Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Admission is free.

Hot Glass Studio

Wednesday - Sunday

12noon - 4pm

Admission is free.

We are about 8 miles from M5 Junction 2 (Dudley) or 10 miles from Junction 4 (Stourbridge). The Museum is off the A491 Stourbridge - Wolverhampton road. Please follow the brown and white signs for 'Glass Museum'. There is free car parking.

More visitor information.

Rainbow Blossom bead by Sarah Brown
Rainbow Blossom glass bead by Sarah Brown (Tartan Trout)

What's on at the Glass Museum

Saturday 6th September: Black Country Echoes: Movies @ The Museum - Luv'in the Black Country & Black Country Shorts, 1.00-3.00pm

Friday 12th September: Fabric Faffers (Wise Owls) £5.50, 10.30am-12.30pm. Come and join our adult crafters for a relaxing morning making and sharing. Booking is essential, and price includes all materials and a cuppa!

Saturday 13th September: Vænn Vikings- Crafts and Creativity of the Vikings, 10am-4pm

Sunday 14th September: Friends AGM

Friday 26th September: Craft Class (Decopatch Elephant and Trinket) £5.50, 10.30am-12.30pm

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November: Christmas Festival, 10am-4pm

Family fun at Broadfield

Juniors at Museums

JAM Club is a programme of activities especially for Juniors. Workshops and other fun events are organised throughout the year at all three sites. For further information please call 01384 815571, 01384 812745 or pop into the museum to see what we have to offer.

FREE Sticky Saturday:  6th September 1.30-3.30pm, paper crafts from ages 4+

FREE Maths in the Museum: 14th September 12.30-3.30pm, family learning the fun way, using shape, colour and symmetry.

Jam Club

Follow us on Twitter

The museum has recently begun its twitter feed. This will tell you more about events, developments and the collections.

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Contact Details

  • Name Broadfield House Glass Museum
  • Address Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9NS
  • Telephone 01384 812745
  • Opening Hours Tuesday to Sunday from 12noon to 4.00pm. Please note that we are closed on Bank Holidays including Good Friday and Easter Monday. Christmas opening times may vary.