Red House Glass Cone

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

Website

www.dudley.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

redhousecone@dudley.gov.uk

Telephone

01384 812750

Fax

01384 812751

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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 - Sunday, 10 am - 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.
Children Crafting

Summer @ Red House Glass Cone

  • 19 July — 31 August 2014 *on now

FREE Family Duck Trail, 31 July - 31st August 10am-4pm. Come along and find our ducks hiding around the Cone and the studios.

FREE 1940s Event, 26 & 27 July, 10am-4pm. Come and joine in our popular themed event with music, entertainment, costumes, re-enactors, crafts and military vehicles.

Holiday School, 5 & 8 August, 9.30am-3.30pm. A fun day trying many different crafts including glass fusing, engraving and recycled materials. Suitable for ages 8+ booking essential, £22 per child.

Ikon Holiday School, 18-22 August, 10am-3.30pm. A joint project with the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham where young people work towards achieving their Bronze Arts Award; learning glass skills, history and exhibiting their work. This is suitable for ages 14+, you must commit to the whole week, and bring a packed lunch.

Mad Hatters Tea Party Crafts, 28 August. Drop in for tea party themed crafts, sessions start at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30 and are suitable for ages 4+ £2.25 per child.

The Cone is open every day from 10am - 4pm. For more information and to book a place please call 01381 815571 or 01384 812381.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE entry to the Cone but a small charge for some craft activities

Website

http://www.redhousecone.co.uk

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.

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