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The Red House Glass Cone

The Red House Glass Cone High Street Wordsley | Wordsley, Stourbridge DY8 4AZ, England
+44 1384 812381
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A wonderful piece of history preserved

You can see the red brick cone from the road as you approach and it's so impressive, what is an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
emily t
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birthday visit

I love this place. The displays, the exhibitions, the workshops and the cafe. All fab. I love the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel C
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Free family trails available all year round. Hot Glass Blowing demonstrations every weekend. Designer maker studios open to watch or purchase unique gifts. Specialist gift shop Canal side location with lots of ducks and geese Built in 1792, the Red House Glass Cone is an historic heritage glassmaking site.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“craft shops” (25 reviews)
“free entry” (17 reviews)
“for sale” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Red House Glass Cone High Street Wordsley | Wordsley, Stourbridge DY8 4AZ, England
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+44 1384 812381
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see the red brick cone from the road as you approach and it's so impressive, what is an unusual sight now would have been normal a century ago when the area was the center of the glass making industry and the glass houses...More

Thank emily t
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. The displays, the exhibitions, the workshops and the cafe. All fab. I love the temporary exhibitions as well. The embroidery one was very interesting. The staff in the shop are so helpful too. We will be back later in the year...More

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Visited with my 10year old great granddaughter who enjoyed looking around, watching the glass blowing exhibition, completing the two trails, and taking part in a workshop session on glass and metal (free entry to glass house but you have to pay for the workshops) You...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Free entry. Had a lovely visit here. Lots of beautiful things to look at or buy for the self or gifts for others. Very reasonable prices. On a sunny day sit and relax in the courtyard and have a bite to eat while having a...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The Red Cone itself is amazing. The last of the brick glass blowers cones with over 3,000 bricks, built in the 1700's. The curved surface took some specialist building! Met a man who had made glass trumpets! Several craft shops and a cafe.

Thank Jan G
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Went along to the Red House Cone, famous for Stuart Crystal glass that was made in the past. The cone is famous because there’s not many left in the country. There’s a museum bookshop along side the Cone. They do events for children where they...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Spent some time walking around the craft shops and glass cone, which was nice and unique. Lots of sessions for people to enjoy including knitting classes and glass decorating, looks like it would be fun for kids. Lovely little cafe, nice fresh food for a...More

Thank KatieUnderwood
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Had a fantastic morning glass blowing and made a drinking glass! Charlotte Hughes-Martin is a great tutor, very easy to talk to and nothing was too much trouble. She is highly experienced, you are in safe hands : ) I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a fascinating place. If you love the Black Country as we do, it is another part of the industrial heritage- you can buy items in the shop but the cone is the thing, and the little bit of museum

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Free parking and free entrance. Excellent variety of artisan traders with the chance to have a go, but booking is essential for this. Interesting seeing how glass used to be made before mass production. Nice tea room with fresh coffee and...More

Thank John H
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emmuk74
25 July 2018|
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Response from cadbury2016 | Reviewed this property |
there are cobbled paths ans steps, so i would ring and ask them if there is a wheelchair friendly way around
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Richard K
25 October 2017|
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Response from DudleyMuseumsService | Property representative |
There are bookable glass bauble blowing sessions available through one of our artists on site - Charlotte Hughes Martin through Glass Quarter Designs.
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Alan S
16 August 2017|
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Response from DudleyMuseumsService | Property representative |
Thank you for your advice Christine - spot on. We do also have a cafe on site if you don't fancy chips! Entry is always free; we charge sometimes for activities.
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