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You're never too old to learn, meet people and experience something new. Give yourself some 'me' time and discover there really is more to museums.

Adult crafts

Adult crafts at the Red House Glass Cone:

All craft sessions are held at the Cone on Fridays from 10.30-12.30 (unless stated)

Dates:
•1 February: Decoupage
•15 February: Quilling
•1 March: Jam jar upcycling
•15 March: Button craft
•5 April: Easter table decoration
•17 May: In the style of ...
•7 June: Bag charms
•21 June: Copper foiling

Adult craft sessions at Dudley museum @ the archives:

All craft sessions are held in the Education Room at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery @ The Archives on Fridays from 10.30-12.30 (unless stated)

8 February: Tote Bag
8 March: Fabric Flowers
12 April: Easter Wreath
10 May: Miracle Beads
14 June: In the style of ...

Booking and Prices:
•Pre-booking is essential.
•Give us a call on 01384 815571/01384 812381
•£7

Cancelling sessions:

Adult sessions can only be guaranteed on receipt of payment (where appropriate).

Refunds or Transfers can only be offered in exceptional circumstances.

Contact - Museums  (Subject: Crafts for adults)

Glass fusing for adults

Experience the pleasure of creating a unique and gorgeous piece of fused glass. Suitable for adults and 11 years+

All sessions are held at the Red House Glass Cone on Saturdays from 11.30am-1.00pm (unless stated)

Dates:
•2 February: Hearts
•2 March: Spring Scene
•6 April: Easter
•4 May: Fish
•1 June: Beach Scene

Booking and Prices:
•Pre-booking is essential.
•Give us a call on 01384 815571/01384 812381
•£12

Further information:

Please make sure that you wear enclosed footwear and that long hair is tied back. A cotton apron will be supplied; all you need to bring is your imagination!

Items will be fused in the kiln and available for collection at a later date.

Cancelling sessions:

Glass sessions can only be guaranteed on receipt of payment (where appropriate).

Refunds or Transfers can only be offered in exceptional circumstances.

Contact - Museums (Subject: Glass for adults)

These are very popular courses which need to be booked in advance.

Treasures of the Museum

Find out more about the history and origins of Dudley Museums and our collections. A short talk each month highlighting one of our chosen treasures.  

Suitable for adults.  No need to book, just drop in.  Talk lasts between 30-45 minutes. FREE.

Dudley Museum at the Archives: Saturdays, 10.30am and 11.30am

  • 12 January: History of Stourbridge Glass by Dr. Kate Round.  Come along and find out why glassmaking developed here, where the glassmakers came from, why they stayed and the impact they made on the world.
  • 9 February: Local Art and Artists by Jane Fraser.  Find out about local Dudley Artists and their work.
  • 9 March: Arms and Armour by Alan Harvey.  Using a 15th Century spur found at Dudley Castle as inspiration this talk will be about the men and weaponry of the time.
  • 13 April: Denis Mann, Mastermind by Julie Nicholls.  Learn more about the Scottish glass artist who has found fame by engraving the very first Mastermind Trophy in 1970.
  • 11 May: Archery - The Longbow and the Men who used it by Alan Harvey.  Come and join us for a fascinating talk about the the very powerful medieval longbow, what it was used for and who would have used it.
  • 8 June: The Magic of Glass by Dr. Kate Round.  An informative interactive talk about everything you wanted to know about glass. From decorative pieces to industrial architecture, lighthouses to glasshouses.

Red House Glass Cone: Thursdays, 10.30am and 11.30am

  • 14 March. Arms and armour
  • 11 April.  Denis Mann, Mastermind
  • 9 May. Archery: The Longbow
  • 13 June. The magic of glass

Book club

Come and read a book and discuss over a cuppa. Books are available to borrow free of charge from Dudley Library Service.
•Wednesday 6 February 10.30-11.30am
•Wednesday 6 March 10.30-11.30am
•Wednesday 3 April 10.30-11.30am
•Wednesday 1 May 10.30-11.30am
•Wednesday 5 June 10.30-11.30am

Scents and sensibility exhibition

This display of glass perfume bottles explores the history of perfumery and the use of glass as a product to contain and preserve scent. Our sense of smell is so powerful it can be used as a memory stimulant for those suffering with Dementia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Cancellation

A cancellation can only be guaranteed on receipt of payment (where appropriate). Refunds or transfers can only be offered in exceptional circumstances.

Contact - Museums

(Subject: Crafts for Adults)

Call: 01384 815571 / 812756 / 812750