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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.          

VISIT TO FRAUEANU GLASS MUSEUM

The partners delivering Wordsley’s new Glass Museum in the soon to be restored Stuart Crystal Factory went on a trip to the Frauenau Glasmuseum in Bavaria on 16th/17th February 2015 to get ideas from this very successful German museum. Those on the visit included representatives from the British Glass Foundation, the Keeper of Glass and Fine Arts […]

DAVID WILLIAMS-THOMAS TO BECOME PATRON

We are pleased to announce that David is to become a Patron of the BGF with effect from the 15 December 2014.        

PLANNING APPLICATION FOR WHITE HOUSE SITE HAS BEEN APPROVED

Yep, you read it correctly; it all happened at a meeting of Dudley MBC planning committee just last night, Monday 20th October 2014.   A delighted BGF Chairman Graham Knowles was heard to say: ‘This is excellent news and is a huge step forward in securing a world-class glass facility at the very heart of the Stourbridge Glass industry’. […]