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.
Crafts

Sticky Saturday

  • 21 January 2017 1:30-3:30pm

Have a go at being messy and sticky... and we tidy up!

Quick, simple crafts to make and take home with you. Drop in any time between 1.30 and 3.30pm and allow about 30 minutes.

The Red House Glass Cone is open weekends 11am - 4pm with free childrens trails, glass blowing demonstrations, open craft studios and a cafe on site.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

FREE Craft + FREE entry to The Red House Glass Cone

Website

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums/learning-and-activities/juniors-at-museums/juniors-at-museums/

Fused Glass Dog

Half Term @ Red House Glass Cone

  • 18 — 26 February 2017

Pet Fest at The Cone
Saturday 18-Sunday 25: Free Duck and Titanic trails around the site
During the week we have themed activities relating to different types of 'pet'. These days are from 10.30am until 2.30pm. They are suitable for families aged 4+ and cost £2.50.
Monday 20: Duck Day - come along and decorate your own duck
Tuesday 21: Cats & Dogs crafts.
Wednesday 22: Small Furry Animals crafts
Thursday 23: Mini Beasts - mini beast crafts + come and meet an expert and see some 'mini beasts'!

We have glass fusion sessions for families aged 5+ which cost £4.50. These need to be booked and paid for in advance. Sessions at 10.30,11.30,1 & 2
Tuesday 21: Cats V Dogs
Wednesday 22: Mice V Rats
The Cone is a lovely safe environment for families with open craft studios, a cafe and glass blowing demonstrations at weekends and during school holidays. We are open 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday and 11am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Entry to the site is FREE
Trails are FREE
Crafts £2.50
Glass £4.50

Website

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums/learning-and-activities/juniors-at-museums/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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