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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



Demonstrations throughout the holidays in our Hot Glass Studio

28, 29 March and 4 April 10am-4.00pm

30, 31 March and 1-12 April(excluding 4) 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

Piece by Illona Bryan
Piece by Illona Bryan part of Take 13 Exhibition


An exhibition by TAKE 13, a group of 13 women artists working in the Midlands, in the showcase gallery running from March 28- 10 May.

A TOUCH OF GLASS is an exhibition that honours the long history of glassmaking in the Stourbridge area with the artists responding mainly with wall-based art work. The exhibition will include, painting, printmaking, photography, mosaics, textiles and glass.

For more information on the group visit www.take13artists.com


Juniors at  Museums

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.

You can have an Arty Party at the Cone when party guests get to paint their own glass work of art and choose glass related other crafts to do too.

For more information please visit  Kids at the Cone

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 Dudley Museum & Art Gallery, Broadfield House Glass Museum and The Red House Glass Cone.

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 .

Where are all the Easter Ducks hiding ?

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

Easter Duck
Duck in Easter trail

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