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Broadfield House Glass Museum is no longer open

Broadfield House Glass Museum sign painted on the porch

 

#BHGMemory

On the 30th September 2015, Broadfield House Glass Museum closed its doors for the final time. The closure of the museum is in preparation for the new museum at the White House Cone.  

Broadfield House Glass Museum was open for 35 years, 5 months and 29 days and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors, each taking away a unique memory of a rare collection in a special home. To celebrate its legacy we are asking you to share any pictures you may have of the museum.

Using #BHGMemory you can tweet us @Glass_museum or add it to the Broadfield House Glass Museum group on flickr. By sharing your images you agree to DMBC museum service retaining the image and using it in the future.

The frontage of Broadfield House Glass Museum
Broadfield House frontage

 

Visiting the Dudley area

Although Broadfield House Glass Museum is closed, there remain many other interesting attractions to visit in the area. You will find lots of useful information by visiting Discover Dudley, which lists forthcoming events being held in the Borough as well as information for attractions, accommodation and travel.

Visit the Red House Glass Cone or Ruskin Glass Centre, both within four miles of Broadfield House, to watch glassmaking and learn about the glorious glass past of this region.

Explore the Glass Information and FAQs pages for further details of this heritage.

Sack Racing at Broadfield House Glass Museum
A sack race at one of the many events held by Broadfield House Glass Museum

 

Ruskin Glass Centre

Ruskin Glass Centre was formerly the site of the world renowned Royal Doulton and Webb Corbett. The Glasshouse is now home to 18 craft businesses with retail units to browse around an an organic cafe. Webb Corbett Visitor Centre celebrates 100 years of glassmaking with a Glass Heritage Officer on site to bring artefacts and exhibitions to life through guided tours. The Glasshouse Arts Centre boasts a 400 capacity auditorium, studio theatre and meeting rooms. It plays host to a range of activity from theatre and music performance to meetings, conferences and seminars.

With a varied and interesting events programme there are demonstrations and workshops for all ages and interests.

Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, DY8 4HF.
Tel: 01384 399419

www.ruskinglasscentre.co.uk 

External view of shop at night
The public entrance

 

Red House Glass Cone

Over 100ft high, the Cone was built in the late 18th century and was in use until 1936. You can now explore the Cone's fascinating history through film, audio guides, exhibits and demonstrations. Visit the website for details of glass blowing demonstrations, the various craft studios and Red Cone Coffee House. 

Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, DY8 4AZ.
Tel: 01384 812750. Open 10am-3pm Monday to Friday, 11am-4pm Saturday to Sunday.

Red House Glass Cone  

Broafield House's dedicated Tour Guide Team
Broafield House's dedicated Tour Guide Team led and entertained many groups

 

Dial Glass Works

Home to Tudor Crystal and Plowden & Thompson Ltd, the Dial Glassworks is a glass cone that was built in 1788. Plowden & Thompson specialise in producing handblown components for industry, tubing for neon signs and coloured glass and raw materials for the glass industry. Tudor Crystal offers a range of gifts and tableware from its factory shop, including engraved work and air twist goblets by master glassmakers. Tudor Crystal also offers a crystal replacement service. Factory tours are available by appointment and beadmaking courses are run throughout the year.

Dial Glass Works, Stewkins, Audnam, Stourbridge,            DY8 4YN.
Tudor Crystal Tel: 01384 392525
Plowden & Thompson Tel: 01384 376638

www.plowden-thompson.com