Links to sites of glass interest. Updated November 15th, 2010.
Note: Museums do not always have their glass on display; it may be advisable to check before you go. I understand that all the museums listed do have glass collections although it may not be obvious from their websites.
Items mentioned in brackets indicate highlights, not the total scope of the collections.
UK and REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.
Red House glass cone: Part of Broadfield House Glass Museum.
- British Museum.
- Victoria & Albert Museum.
- Museum of London.( Aldrevandini enamelled glass fragments. The new basement gallery retains the Whitefriars shop display plus a new section with about ten modern Whitefriars coloured vessels. Half a dozen glasses of the Ravenscroft period plus a seal so dimly lit that it cannot be seen. Take a torch with you.)
- Leighton House Museum, London (17th century stained glass from Damascus.)
- Nazeing Glass Museum of 20th Century Glass, At their Broxbourne factory (Wide selection of glass by the Nazeing factory plus glass from other British 20th century factories.)
- William Morris Gallery, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E174PP. The only public Gallery devoted to William Morris - designer, craftsman, writer, socialist and conservationist - and displays an internationally important collection illustrating his life, achievements and influence. Stained glass, wallpaper etc.)
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. (Early to modern English glass; stained glass.)
- Cambridge, Fitzwilliam. (Early English and contemporary glass.)
- Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,Cambridge.
- Oxford, Ashmolean.
- Ely Stained Glass Museum.
- Nottingham Castle Museum. (Salviati)
- Bath, Victoria Art Gallery. (European glass.)
- Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. (Fine Roman, Chinese and English glass collections.)
- Maidstone. (Claw beakers and Anglo-Saxon glass.)
- Chelmsford (English, particularly Newcastle glass.)
- Broadfield House and Cone, Kingswinford. (Mainly 19th century Midlands glass and manufacture.)
- Red House Glass Cone. (Part of Broadfield House Glass Museum.)
- Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford. (Ravenscroft, Art Nouveau, Whitefriars etc.).
- Turner Museum of Glass, Sheffield. (Diverse collection from W.E.S. Turner.)
- Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley.
- Manchester City Art Gallery. (Interesting general collection.)
- Preston, Harris Museum and Art Gallery. (Particularly scent bottles.)
- Astley Hall Museum & Art Gallery, Chorley. (Includes 17th century glass.)
- St Helens, World of Glass. (Glass inherited from the Pilkington Museum. Glass blowing.)
- National Glass Centre, Sunderland. (Mainly Studio Art Glass.)
- Tyne and Wear Museums.
- Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland.
CONTINENTAL MUSEUMS in alphabetical order of country.
- Charleroi Glass Museum, nr. Brussels.
- Liege Museum of Walloon Art.
- Museum glass and costume jewellery in Jablonec n.N., Czech Republic.
- Glass Museum,Novy Bor, Czech Republic.
- Glass museum, Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic.
- Historical Pharmacy Museum, Prague.
- Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague.
- Danish Glassworks Museum.
- Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark. (Contemporary Glass.)
- Finnish Glass Museum.
- Louvre, Paris.
- Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris.
- Cluny Museum, Paris. (Early stained glass, Rock crystal.)
- Lyon Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilisation.
- Rheinbach Glass Museum, Germany.
- The Roman-Germanic Museum, and other Cologne museums.
- Boijmans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
- Rippl Ronai museum Káposvár, Hungary.
- Lithuanian Museum of Applied Art.
- Swedish glass, Kosta and Orrefors factories.
- Swedish glass, Smalandsmuseum.
- Murano Glass Museum.
MUSEUMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
AMERICAN/CANADIAN and OTHER MUSEUMS WORLDWIDE