Red House Glass Cone

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The Red House Glass Cone lies in the heart of the Glass Quarter, Stourbridge, West Midlands. It was built at the end of the 18th century and used for the manufacture of glass until 1936. It is now one of only four left in the United Kingdom.

The Cone itself reaches 100 feet into the sky and is an amazing structure. A tour through the glassworks will take you down into the underground passages and tunnels and up into the heart of the Cone where you can can marvel at the scale and enormity of the structure and look down on glass artists at work.

Audio guides can also be hired. These take you through the history of the glassworks, introduce you to the characters from the industry and explain the magical process of glassmaking.

Live glassmaking every day (except Wednesdays)

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm
Saturday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Please call for Christmas opening times.

Closed 25/26 December & 1 January

Admission charges

Admission free
Audio guides free
Group bookings & school parties welcome

Additional info

Wheelchair access to the ground floor, with accessible toilets
Children under the age 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Guide dogs only
Free parking, adjacent to the entrance
Baby changing facilities

Newly installed exhibition galleries tell the story of glassmaking in the area and the history of this unique glassworks. Glass and archive material from the Stuart Collection which spans over 100 years will also be on display.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Industry, Science and Technology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Glass and archive material from the Stuart Collection
  • History of glass and glassmaking
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The Teenage Market

The Teenage Market

  • 2 — 3 July 2016 10am-4pm

Join us in this exciting new venue within Dudley borough. The Red House Glass Cone, Wordsley is one of only four surviving glass cones in the whole of the UK, and is one of the best preserved. It was used as a glasshouse up until 1936. The Cone became a Grade II* listed building in 1999.
Our teenage market will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor stalls, we are seeking buskers to perform around the site and a mix of stalls selling home-made or bought crafts.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17


This is a free event. If you would like a stand or to busk please register with The Teenage Market.


Black Country Flag

Black Country Day at The Red House Glass Cone

  • 14 July 2016 10:30am-3pm

Guided tours of The New White House Cone Museum of Glass and The Red House Glass Cone. Make a fused glass tile and watch glass blowing demonstrations. Tours start at 10.30am and 1pm in reception at The Red House Glass Cone and last approximately 2 hours. Pre-booking is highly recommended. £5.75 per person

Suitable for

  • 18+




Holiday School @ The Cone

Holiday School @ The Red House Glass Cone

  • 25 July 2016 9:30am-3:30pm
  • 8 August 2016 9:30am-3:30pm
  • 24 October 2016 9:30am-3:30pm

Monday 25 July: Egyptians
Monday 8 August: Olympic Crafts
Monday 24 October: Tudors

Leave your child with us for a safe, fun and creative day. During the day your child will have a go at a number of glass related activities and other crafts. They will have the opportunity to watch glass being blown in our hot glass studio.

Please note that children will need to bring a packed lunch and a mid-morning snack.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13




Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
School pupil dressed as Roman

The Romans at the Cone

A fun, interactive day suitable for KS2 pupils. Your day includes dressing up, handling artefacts, dressing as an archeologist and a hot glassmaking demonstration.

How to obtain

A whole day visit costs: £3.75 per pupil with accompanying adults free.
Call: 01384 812750 or email: for a Teacher's Information pack.

Fused glass tile

Discover Glass

An amazing experience for all your pupils. An interactive guided tour, in Victorian costume, be amazed at a glass blowing demonstration and make a fused glass tile.

How to obtain

A whole day visit suitable for KS1 to KS4
Cost £5.25 per pupil with accompanying adults free of charge.
Call: 01384 812750 or email for a Teacher's Information Pack

The JAM Club's Sticky Saturdays

Sticky Saturdays is our free Saturday family craft club hosted by Red House Glass Cone on the 3rd Saturday of every month, running from 13.00-15.30. The activity lasts around 30 minutes leaving time to look around the exhibitions and site afterwards.

How to obtain

Check out the Club leaflet on the Dudley Council website for more information on The JAM Club and Sticky Saturdays' other host venues. Contact Red House Glass Cone on 01384 812750 for more details.

Red House Glass Cone
High Street
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01384 812750


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