Galleries of Glass at Broadfield House Museum

Bob Crooks Open Flower Bowl resizedThere are glass galleries galore full of exciting and exquisite exhibitions throughout 2014 at Broadfield House Glass Museum.

From contemporary creative works made on-site in the museum’s own hot glass studio, to remarkable collections of glassware dating back to the 17th century, we promise anyone with an eye for artistry will find something here to marvel at.

Current exhibitions include:

Gallery 1: The Roger Pilkington Glass Collection – available to view until 10 August 2014

An extraordinary private collection featuring drinking glasses and other glassware from the late 17th to the late 19th century.  The collection includes some great rarities but the highlight is an engraved Jacobite ‘Amen’ glass, used by those loyal to the exiled kings and ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ who led a rebellion in 1745.

Gallery 2: Gift Gallery and Activity Area

Take home your very own glass masterpiece from the Broadfield House Glass Museum gift gallery. The activity area hosts a varied programme of glass and craft activities for all ages – ask at reception for details.

Gallery 3: New Display Opening Soon . . . Glass Detectives!
Gallery 4: Cameo Classics

Discover how Stourbridge was at the heart of the revival of the most challenging glass technique and admire some jewels in the glass museum collection.

Gallery 5: A History of Broadfield House and Paperweight Corner
Gallery 6: Eat, Drink & Be Merry

A selection of tableware through the ages, including decanters, wine glasses and commemoratives. Look out for the new displays on ‘Toasting’ and ‘Sweet Tooth’, curated by the museum’s trainee curators.

 Gallery 7: Days at the Factory

An overview of design and decorative techniques in glassmaking as well as displays showing off masterpieces by three of the biggest local names.  Don’t miss the 1950s film.

Gallery 8: Studio Glass

A room dedicated to the creativity of individuals features glass from the 1960s to present day, including exhibits made in the museum’s own hot glass studio.

Gallery 9: Collectables & Curiosities

Discover the quirky objects in the glass museum collection and some of the most popular collectables.  The ever-changing ‘Collector’s Cabinet’ is currently showcasing a selection of American brilliant cut glass, on loan to the museum until the end of June 2014.

 Gallery 10: New Display Opening Soon . . . A Glass Menagerie: Amalric Walter

Broadfield House Glass Museum is open weekly, Tuesday to Sunday, 12noon til 4pm.  The studio is open weekly, Wednesday to Sunday, 12noon til 4pm.

Find them at Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9NS
Find out more at: www.glassmuseum.org.uk
Call them on 01384 812745