Red House Glass Cone

Red House Glass Cone

You may not know it, but Stourbridge has a rich history of glass and iron making. A walk has been documented by Black Country born writer, radio presenter Graham Fisher MBE. Graham is a volunteer member of the Canal & River Trust’s West Midlands Partnership and a great enthusiasts of the canals and the art of glass making. You can download a written and audio guide to the walk by Graham. Click here for more details and a gallery of what you might encounter when taking the walk.

Digging deeper into glass you can see glassblowing being demonstrated at two places in the Stourbridge locality:

The Red House Glass Cone 

Open Monday to Sunday, and bank holidays 10.00am – 4.00pm Glassblowing Demonstrations Weekends 1.30pm to 3.30pm and daily throughout half term 12noon- 3.30pm. Free admission

The Tudor Crystal glass factory

at the New Dial Glassworks welcomes visitors to see lead crystal being hand-made. Open weekdays 9am – 5pm (glassmaking 9am – 2.30pm), Saturdays 9.30am – 4.30pm (factory shop only). Booking essential. Tel: 01384 392525

I’ve visited the Red House Glass Cone and can thoroughly recommend it – as well as the glassblowing  in the cone there is a splendid shop and cafe.