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The Red House Glass Cone

Red House Glass Cone, a heritage site with 225 years of glass, industrial and social history within its walls.

The Red House Glass Cone situated in the historic Stourbridge Glass Quarter  and next to the Stourbridge Canal was built in the late 18th Century.

Explore the 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 continued to produce glasswares 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. Glass manufacturing was once the lifeblood of the local community and a significant part of Britain's manufacturing strength. We welcome everyone to explore this rare structure and learn about the industry, people and products of the glass sector.

Explore the Cone


Red House Memory

Women in the Glass Industry


As well as being a busy glass heritage site, the Red House Glass Cone is also home to a number of creative studios. These are open Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (10am - 4pm) and each has a small range of items for sale in the cone's gift shop. Drop in to one of the on-site studios to watch artists at work or place a commission for a unique gift. Contact reception on 01384 812750 to check if studios are open.

Handmade Crafts at the Cone

Studios to let

Red Cone Coffee House

Red Cone Coffee House offers an extensive menu including freshly ground coffee, real Belgian hot chocolate and a menu for children.

Menu highlights include hot breakfasts, sandwiches, baguettes, toasted sandwiches and melts, homemade cakes and Churchfield's farmhouse award winning ice cream.

Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Open Daily 10.00am- 4.00pm daily.

Groups, societies and clubs over 10 people visiting the site can be catered for but due to capacity should pre-arrange their refreshments and catering in advance of their visit (contact details below) as service on the day may unfortunately be refused during busy periods. Buffet and group menus available.

Tel: 07493 743893 ( opening hours only)


Meeting Room

The Red House Glass Cone has a meeting room situated above Red Cone Coffee House.

  • The room is bright and spacious
  • available between 10am - 3pm (weekdays)
  • Hire rates are low
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Red Cone Coffee House downstairs
  • Free car parking is also available close by

Contact 01384 812754

Fees and charges

View the current fees and charges.

  • Red House Glass Cone

    • Monday to Friday: 10am - 3pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 11am- 4pm

    Glass blowing demonstrations

    • Weekends 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    • School holidays: Weekdays 11am - 2:30pm & Weekends 12noon - 3:30pm

    Craft Studios

    • Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Please check with individual studios to check their opening. 

    Red Cone Coffee House

    • 10am - 4pm.

    Booking required for groups of 10 or more

  • The Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge DY8 4AZ

    Car parking is free and includes blue badge spaces.

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