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Upcoming Events at The White House Cone Museum of Glass

Events at The White House Cone Museum of Glass During the International Festival of Glass Aug 24th – 28th 2017

UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON – REFLECTIONS OF WIGHTWICK

Many thanks to the students from the University of Wolverhampton who held an exhibition of their work “Reflections of Wightwick” from 25 February to 5 March 2017.  Further details of temporary exhibitions at White House Cone Museum of Glass, prior to the formal opening next Summer, will be advised shortly.

20 FEBRUARY 2017 – TRIAL INTERPRETATION DAY 10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Consultants including Fuzzy Duck, a multi media company, are working on the fit-out of the new museum and are undertaking a trial interpretation day in order to gauge public opinion as to how the fully fitted museum may eventually look.  Everyone is invited to see the results and to offer any comments on Monday 20 […]

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE AND BAUBLE DECORATING AT WHITE HOUSE CONE

A superb weekend over 26 and 27 November 2016 organised by BGF Trustee and Resident Glass Artist, Allister Malcolm, a wonderful spectacle and another striking success for the fledgling museum.  Many thanks to Allister who donated the £1,140 raised from the bauble decorating workshop to the British Glass Foundation.

LIGHTING THE FURNACE

LIGHTING THE FURNACE – 11 June 2016   The building and lighting of the new furnace at White House Cone  

Latest Pictures of Building of New Museum 19.1.2016

Click here to see the latest photographs of the building of the new museum. 3 November 2016 17 May 2016 25 April 2016 15 March 2016 22 February 2016 10 February 2016 2 February 2016   and 19 January 2016

White House Cone Site

Following the closure of Broadfield House Glass Museum at the end of September 2015 we are delighted to have been successful with our Round One Heritage Lottery funding bid for £780,000 for the fit-out of the new museum on the White House Cone site.  This is wonderful news and helps us enormously in our am […]

Closure of Broadfield House Glass Museum – Press Coverage

Click here for the article in the Stourbridge News: Closure of Broadfield House Glass Museum Stourbridge News 13.8.15   Although it’s the end of an era for Broadfield House Glass Museum it is the start of a sparkling new future for the prized glass collections which will be transferred to the brand new visitor attraction […]

Building Of New Museum Now Underway

Plans to begin transferring Dudley Council’s internationally important collection to the purpose-built facility on the former White House Glass Cone site in Wordsley are underway. The collection will be loaned to the British Glass Foundation on a 125-year lease.  The BGF will run the new museum, which will be opposite the council’s historic Red House […]

DEMOLITION WORK STARTS AT WHITE HOUSE CONE SITE

Preparatory groundworks and an archaeological dig commenced at the White House Cone site on 16 February pending formal ERDF approval expected at the end of March for the new visitor attraction.