News | 10-06-2023

Light feature for Stourbridge Glass Museum

Now that the buildings of the Stourbridge Glass Museum are complete, attention has turned to the outside landscaping. The main feature of this is a new lighting structure at the front of the museum, which can change colour for different events.

Created and installed by Simworx Ltd of Kingswinford, the circular interpretation shows where the original cone used to be and reflects the heritage of the former White House cone and tunnels hidden beneath.

The British Glass Foundation, the charity that runs Stourbridge Glass Museum, secured £78,630 from FCC Communities Foundation towards the external landscaping at the museum, which includes the lighting structure, seating, cycle racks, artwork and interpretation panels.

The BGF commented, ‘The project has transformed the now fully refurbished former derelict Stuart Crystal site in Wordsley into a world-class glass museum and a new home for the renowned Stourbridge Glass collection. The museum was formally opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 19 April 2023. Funding was secured from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for the internal fit-out of the museum.’

Find out more about Stourbridge Glass Museum here.

Image: The design of the new lighting structure is reminiscent of the White House cone that once sat on the site.

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