The glass collections at Broadfield House, the Red House Cone and those in storage at Himley Hall represent one of the finest holdings of 18th, 19th and 20th century glass in the world. Numbering some ten thousand items, the glass includes stunning examples from every major period of glass production in the country with the highlight being the collection of cameo glass, the speciality of the Stourbridge factories at the end of the 19th century.
The vision of The British Glass Foundation is for a new Museum of Glass that brings together the collection onto one site and builds upon previous investment in the Red House Cone. The new Museum – The White House Cone Museum of Glass – which is due to open in Summer 2017 will provide additional display space offering the potential to animate the visitor experience telling the stories of the community that enabled Stourbridge to lead the world. The intention is to use the glass collection as the core element of an interactive tourist destination that will have a significant impact on the visitor economy of the region.
THE BRITISH GLASS FOUNDATION GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT GIVEN BY THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND AND THE HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND