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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



1.30pm-3.30pm Saturday and Sunday

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

Magic Show
Halloween Magic Show

Join us for our 'No tricks just Treats' event

25 AND 26 OCTOBER ( this year over 2 days !)


Magic Shows with Ron Popple, Creature Features provided by Dudley Zoo, Crafts, Ghostly Glassmaking and a Spooky Trail.


The Echoes Project
The Echoes Project

Black Country Echoes Festival - celebrates the people, landscape, industry and art of the Black Country. We are hosting some events at the Cone and the programme involves exhibitions and events in over 25 venues across the Black Country from September to December 2014.

Our events include Chances Glass exhibition from 27 September,  Sandwell Chance's Foghorn on display from 27 September.

For information visit www.blackcountryechoes.org.uk

Download a programme PDF at bottom of page

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

See event list at bottom of page to download or print

Handmade Crafts at the Cone  -  Check out the latest lists of classes by the Made at the Cone collective starting in 2014

PDF at bottom of page

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.

Summer Duck trail at the Red House Glass Cone
Summer Duck trail at the Red House Glass Cone

Contact Details

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