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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


1.30-3.30PM WEEKENDS

Craft Studios on site

On site craft studios open Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please check with individual studio to confirm opening

Red Cone Coffee House

10.00am-4.00pm daily


What's on at the Cone

Watercolour by DG Williams
Stewponey Locks by DG Williams

NOW ON in Showcase Gallery

Brierley Hill Society of Artists annual exhibition 9 January- 6 March 2016

Paintings in variety if media watercolours, mixed media, lino print  and acrylics. Local scenes, portraits , wildlife and nature .

Framed and unframed prints all work for sale prices starting from £15.   

The Listener by H Gillard
Ink painting by Hazel Gillard titled The Listener

 Part of the Brierley Hill Society of Artists exhibition

Learning and Activities 

JAM club mascot

The Cone is a place to learn and have fun with your family and friends. Free admission and parking, baby changing facilities and tea room.

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

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 our ducks are 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.

Contact Details

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