What will happen to Broadfield House?
The house and adjoining land will be sold and the proceeds will go towards the cost of fitting out the new museum. Broadfield House is Grade II Listed so it cannot be knocked down or substantially altered, but we do not know yet what it will be used for in the future or who will own it.
Will the new museum have a hot glass studio?
Yes. It is hoped that the current artist in residence, Allister Malcolm, will be able to move to the new studio early next year. In the meantime, customers can make an appointment to visit Allister by contacting him directly at allistermalcolm.com or 07961 867206. Being able to watch glass being made has always been an important part of the visitor experience and the BGF wanted to ensure that this would continue to be part of the new museum.
Will the new museum have a cafe?
No. Unfortunately due to particular criteria within the ERDF funding, the new museum will not be able to offer a cafe. However, visitors will be able to use the Red House Coffee Shop at the Red House Cone across the road.
Will the new museum have a lift?
Yes. It was not viable to install a lift at Broadfield House so this is one of the reasons the collection needs a new home. The new museum will have two floors, the upper floor being accessible via a lift. The new displays will also be more accessible and have better interpretation, making use of new technologies which has not been possible before.
Will the new museum have temporary exhibitions?
Yes. Temporary exhibitions at BHGM have always been popular and the new museum will have the facilities to offer an interesting exhibition programme within a dedicated space.
Who do I contact if I have more questions or if I want to get involved with the new museum?
You can contact the BGF by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01384 239019.
You can contact DMBC Museum Service by email email@example.com