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Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline

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.

Red house memory

During the late 17th century a remarkable structure developed in Britain – the glass cone. These conical buildings dominated the local landscape, defining the area from Stourbridge to Dudley.

Women in the glass industry

Stourbridge has been a major glassmaking centre for 400 years and there is still a flourishing industry today. Women in the Glass Industry celebrates the role of women past, present and future. 

Temporary exhibitions

Are you a school, community group or local artist who would like to celebrate and share your work?

If you are interested please read the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.