Stourbridge Glass Museum & The Black Country Living Museum

Thursday 16th May 2024

Please note the change of date from 14th May due to circumstances beyond our control.

Full day visit by coach with coffee & guided tour of the Glass Museum and includes entry fee to the Black Country Living Museum

Glass has been made in Stourbridge and the surrounding area for over 400 years and its history and creativity is all represented at the exciting Glass Museum.  We will have coffee on arrival and then a private tour that will last approximately 45 minutes.  The museum holds a globally significant collection, set across 2 floors, alongside an exhibition area.  We will hopefully also see a live demonstration of contemporary glass making in the Hot Studio.  We aim to be there for a total of about two hours, so there should be some extra time for more exploration of the exhibits before leaving for our next stop, approximately twenty minutes’ drive away.

The Black Country Living Museum occupies 26 acres of reclaimed land, which includes an old coal mine and an armof the Dudley Canal.  It is full of original buildings that have been relocated from the surrounding industrial towns, including Walsall and Wolverhampton – known collectively as the Black Country.  There is a wealth of areas to explore, from the new 60’s High Street, meeting costumed characters bringing the history alive, live demonstrations or even going underground to see what life was like for a miner in the 1850’s. It has been used as a film location for the BBC series Peaky Blinders.  A double decker bus is available touring the site.

Your place can only be confirmed once payment has been received.

It is advisable that you complete and bring with you an “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) form on the day.  The ICE form can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. The form is a note of your essential medical details in the unfortunate event of an accident, or illness during the visit, when it would be passed to paramedics.  It is not read by any of our Society.