Friday, 27 April 2012
Broadfield House Glass Museum
Glassmaking has taken place in Stourbridge for over 400 years. Glass and Crystal is still made here today. Broadfield House Glass Museum was opened in 1980 although in the late 18th century the building used to be a farmhouse surrounded by fields.
This is one of the most important glass museums in the world. The displays and exhibitions feature locally made glass and crystal as well as items from further afield.
Within the building there is a working glass studio where visitors can watch the glassblowers at work. Admission to this Museum is free and any trip should take into account the nearby Red House Glass Cone Visitor Centre where the history of glassmaking is detailed within one of the world's finest examples of a glass cone building.
Broadfield House, Compton Drive, Kingswinford, DY6 9NS. Tel:01384 812745