Broadfield House Glass Museum stays open

On Tuesday 13 October 2009, glass campaigners were celebrating after Dudley Council voted to suspend plans to close Broadfield House Glass Museum.
The council agreed to suspend plans to close the mus…

On Tuesday 13 October 2009, glass campaigners were celebrating after Dudley Council voted to suspend plans to close Broadfield House Glass Museum. The council agreed to suspend plans to close the museum until another site for the glass collection could be found, following a motion calling for a rethink from Lye councillor Pete Lowe. According to the decision, profits made from the sale of the Broadfield site will be dedicated for the establishment of a new museum. Moreover, glass fans and interested groups such as the Friends of Broadfield House will be consulted in the future; that external funding will be sourced for support a new museum plan; and a cross party working group will be set up to help further the vision for a world class glass centre. A meeting has now been scheduled to take place between the Friends of Broadfield House, Dudley“s chief executive John Polychronakis and deputy leader Cllr Les Jones, the borough“s cabinet member for regeneration, to discuss the future of the glass collection“s.