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.
Holiday School @ The Cone

Holiday School @ The Red House Glass Cone

  • 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

Admission

£23

Website

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums/red-house-glass-cone/juniors-at-museums/holiday-school/

Halloween at The Cone

October Half Term

  • 22 — 30 October 2016

Come and join us for a scarily good time at The Red House Glass Cone during October Half Term.

FREE spooky duck trail from 22nd to 30th for younger children.

FREE glassblowing demonstrations between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Holiday School: Tudors, 9.30am - 3.30pm Monday 24 October

Fun, informative holiday school for ages 8-12 years. Lots of Tudor crafts and glass fusing. Pre-booking essential. £23 per child.

Family Day: Zombies, 10am - 3pm Wednesday 26 October

Lots of zombie crafts and activities on this family day suitable for ages 4+. Come dressed to scare!! £2.35 for crafts.

Glass Fusion: Spooks & Zombies, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2pm Thursday 27 October

Our popular glass fusing sessions suitable for families aged 5+. Your creation will be fused and ready for collection a few days later. Pre-booking essential £4.25 each.

Trick and Treat: 11am - 4pm Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October

Trick or treat around The Cone! Decorate a goody bag and then see who you can find around the site with treats. A safe and fun family event suitable for ages 4+. Pre-booking essential £2.35 per child.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

FREE Entry, £2.35 for crafts, £4.25 for glass and £23 for Holiday School

Website

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums/red-house-glass-cone/events-and-exhibitions/juniors-at-museums/

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.

The JAM Club's Sticky Saturdays

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/kids-zone

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.

Fused glass tile

Discover Glass

http://www.redhousecone.co.uk

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 redhouse.cone@dudley.gov.uk for a Teacher's Information Pack

School pupil dressed as Roman

The Romans at the Cone

http://www.redhousecone.co.uk

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: redhouse.cone@dudley.gov.uk for a Teacher's Information pack.

Red House Glass Cone
High Street
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands County
DY8 4AZ
England

Website

www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums/

Online shop and blog

www.creativecone.co.uk

E-mail

museums@dudley.gov.uk

Telephone

01384 812750

Fax

01384 812751

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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