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There’s stacks to do at the Red House Cone and Dudley Museum at the Archives this summer.

On Wednesday 3 August at Dudley Museum there are free storytelling and activities with a touring exhibition looking at how Birmingham changed from being a City of Empire in 1889 to the City of Diversity it is today. The day runs from 10am to 4pm and admission is free.


The Red House Glass cone is hosting fused glass sessions. On 11 August make a fused glass boat and on 18 August make a fused glass beach hut. Sessions run at 10.15 to 11.15 and 1.30 to 2.30, costs are £16 for two people. Call 01384 812750 to book a place.


There are two craft and chat informal fun sessions. No experience needed. The first is the chance to make a macrame jar holder on 5 August. The second session on 19 August is an air-dry clay session. Both run from 10.30 to 12.30 and cost £8.25 per person. Suitable for ages 6 and above. Booking essential.


Head over to the Red House Cone on the 12 August for a princess and superhero party with games, glitter, sing along and a photo opportunity. £8 for one child and one adult, £6 for additional children. Booking essential.


There are two family craft sessions at Dudley Museum at the Archives which include a craft session and a trail. These are geology rocks on 10 August and mediaeval Dudley on 17 August. Sessions run at 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30 and cost £4.25 per child, with adults going free. Suitable for ages 3 plus. Booking essential.


Both the Red House glass cone under the museum at the archives offer free entry, free parking, free Wi-Fi and family trails. The Red House glass cone also has a coffee house and artist studios. To book a place at any session call 01384 812750.

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