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The Red House Glass Cone

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Address: High Street | Wordsley, Stourbridge, England
Phone Number: 01384 812750
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Fascinating insight into a town's past industry - but a bit more organisation would help

We visited Red House Glass Cone while on a canal holiday. The Stourbridge Canal passes right outside and the museum even has their own moorings. Entry is free and there is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited Red House Glass Cone while on a canal holiday. The Stourbridge Canal passes right outside and the museum even has their own moorings. Entry is free and there is a self-guided audio tour. I got the impression the tour used to be better organised. We were sent through a door and told to find our own way around.... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stourbridge has been the capital of glass making and cut glass. This craft is still carried on today more in an art form than high production. One of the original furnace cones still exists and it is now the centre of this "museum" with glass work demonstrations taking place. However, this venue is in reality a commercial enterprise with 16... More 

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glassfan, General Manager at The Red House Glass Cone, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. The Red House Glass Cone is not a museum it is a visitor attraction as we don't actually have any of our own collection. There are a number of small privately run craft studios on site which are open various days each week. There are two glass studios; one glass... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is one of a handful of surviving glass cones in the world so world a visit for that alone. Thee is a free audio guide but I have to admit that I found it difficult to follow - the sound quality was not that clear and at times I was not sure what I was meant to be looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

we visited here during the week so it was very quite and we went into the cone and had a one on one with the chap doing the glass blowing (sorry didn't catch his name) he told us he had been to uni and how he ended up doing the glass blowing and he made a flower with a stem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fascinating place.Learnt alot about glass in Stourbridge Glass making history.Well worth a browse in the shop too!

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A brilliant free day out, the kids love it, support your local history, get the children involved. It's just great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

lots to see, stuff for the kids in the holidays (book early) individual artists that you can see working. cup of tea by the canal. easy to pop in for a gentle little visit. Staff very helpful and friendly

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The old glass making cone is now at the centre of an crafts' centre with wonderful, individual private shops, a café and glass demonstrations if you're lucky. There was plenty of room in the café and quality of snacks and drinks was good. Expect to enjoy spending money on beautiful craft and glass items. There are nearby canal walks with... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This glass making museum is fantastic, if only for the 'cone' where the glass makers worked around the furnace. Only one of 5 left in the country. Travelling tip (thanks partially to Michael Portillo's train programme); go by train from Birmingham to Stourbridge Junction, take the short ride on the shuttle to the town centre and then a bus out... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a nice time watching the gentleman moulding a glass paper weight helpful staff and some lovely craft and beautiful glass you can buy.

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