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Red House Glass Cone

Lying in the heart of the Stourbridge glassmaking industry, the Red House Glass Cone was built at the end of the 18th century and was used for the manufacture of glass until 1936.

Reaching 100 feet, Glass Cones within the Stourbridge area were commonplace. Today, it is the only complete Glass Cone in the area and one of only four left in the United Kingdom. With the aid of film, audio guides, exhibits and live demonstrations, you can now explore the Cone's 200 years of glassmaking history.

Opening Times

Attraction Opening hours

Red House 

Monday to Sunday, 
10.00am – 4.00pm

Audio Tours

Last audio tour admission 3.00pm

Glass blowing Demonstrations





Half term holidays

Daily 12noon- 3.30pm

Craft Studios on site

On site craft studios open Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays


Red Cone Coffee House

10.00am-4.00pm Daily



What's on at the Cone

Tapestry -Birmingham and Midlands Pastel Society
Picture in Birmingham and Midlands Pastel Society exhibition

19 September- 1 November

Birmingham and Midlands Pastel Society will be exhibiting in our showcase gallery

Magic Show
Halloween Magic Show

 Join us for our next event

NO TRICKS JUST TREATS - get ready for Halloween

24 AND 25 OCTOBER 10.00-4.00pm

Magic shows/crafts*, Dudley Zoo creatures, open studios, glassmaking and Red Cone Coffee House.


* small charge for magic show and crafts £2.30 



Learning and Activities 

JAM club mascot

The Cone is a place to learn and have fun and to take the family, with free admission and parking, baby changing facilities and tea room.

Click here for more information on Learning and Families at DMBC Museum Service.

Please note we are not hosting birthday parties from 18th October 2015 to 30th January 2016.

View the Collections Online

Black Country History Logo

Please use Black Country History to discover more about the historic objects and documents cared for by the Museum Service.

Red House Glass Cone

Admission Prices

  • Admission to the Cone is FREE.

  • Parking is FREE

  • Our free audio guide to tell you about the history of the glassworks, the characters from the industry and learn about the magical process of glassmaking

Please see our Fees and Charges for all charges.

Glassblowing at Red House Glass Cone

Current events and exhibitions

All current events

All current exhibitions

Children's Trails are always available, come and try our Duck Trail or for older children our Titanic Trail .

Can you spot where are ducks hiding? 

Take our FREE trail and get a sweet treat the end.

Meeting room for hire

The Cone has a multi purpose room that is available for meetings or training.

There is an overhead projector screen, DVD player and Kenco drinks machine.

Contact Details

  • Name Red House Glass Cone
  • Address High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4AZ
  • Telephone 01384 812750