Urgent notice: Coronavirus

Due to the government advice concerning COVID-19 attractions have had to close/alter their normal operational hours. Please check each individual attraction’s website for more details.

Discover Dudley

The Red House Glass Cone, Wordsley was built at the end of the 18th century. It was used for the manufacture of glass until 1936 and is now one of only four cones left in the UK (and the most complete in Europe).

With its picturesque location along the Stourbridge canal, the cone, which reaches 100 feet into the sky, is now a busy heritage site. 

There are a number of designer-maker studios and it is a great place for families with children's activities and events during school holidays (JAM club). The Red Cone Coffee House offers a varied menu including sandwiches, baguettes, freshly ground coffee, real Belgian hot chocolate and a children's menu.

Please note the cone structure is currently closed for the foreseeable future due to essential maintenance and there are no glassblowing demonstrations at present. There is an adapted pre-bookable guided tour for groups involving a power-point presentation to allow visitors to see the art of glassblowing and what the inside of the Cone structure itself looks like.  Please do check the website for up to date details before visiting.

  • Red House Glass Cone

    High Street,
    Wordsley,
    West Midlands
    DY8 4AZ

    Tel: 01384 812750

    Website: www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Saturday & Sunday: 11.00am to 4.00pm

    Check Christmas and New Year opening times.