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New site lined up for Dudley glass museum

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A new museum for Dudley's world-famous glass collection is being lined up for the site of the former Stuart Crystal works, it was revealed today.

A new museum for Dudley's world-famous glass collection is being lined up for the site of the former Stuart Crystal works, it was revealed today.

A decision on whether the site in Wordsley is a viable option is expected within the next few weeks.

If given the go ahead, the nearby Red House Glass Cone in Camp Hill would still house some of the borough's glass heritage to complement the new museum.

The former Stuart Crystal glass works was taken over by Waterford Wedgwood in a £4 million deal in 2001.

The company axed all 220 manufacturing jobs at the site.

Deputy Dudley Council leader Les Jones said today: "I think it is a very suitable site in many ways. It would bring together the glass collection in the glass quarter."

British Glass Foundation spokeswoman Janet Hendry said: "The area is perfect because it is in the glass quarter which is the main thing and also is still close to the Red House Glass Cone."

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