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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- Friday

10.00am -3.00pm

Saturday and Sunday


Group bookings - please pre-book 

Audio tours

Last audio tour admission 1 hour before closing

Glass blowing demonstrations


1.30-3.30pm at weekends

School holidays:

weekdays 11-2.30

Weekends 12-3.30

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

[ Zoom ]
Stuart glassmakers inide the Red House Glass Cone, The Gentleman's Journal, 1902
A group of glassmakers at the Red House Glass Cone, 1902

Easel Club Exhibition

7 May- 19 June

In our showcase gallery

A fabulous exhibition of paintings by the Easel Club, many of whom are members of the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists


Learning and Activities 

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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

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If you want to explore the historic collections cared for by the Museum Service then follow this link.
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

Glassblowing at Red House Glass Cone

Current events and exhibitions

All current events

All current exhibitions

2016 leaflet to download at bottom of page

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.

Easter Duck
Duck in Easter trail
Glassblowing at Red House Cone
Glassblowing at Red House Cone

Meeting room for hire

The Cone has a multi purpose room that is available between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm for meetings or training.

Contact Details

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