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The Red House Glass Cone

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Address: Wordsley | Wordsley, Stourbridge DY8 4AZ, England
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+44 1384 812750
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Built in 1792, the Red House Glass Cone is an historic heritage glassmaking...

Built in 1792, the Red House Glass Cone is an historic heritage glassmaking site. It is also home to a number of craft businesses and has a canal side location.

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Went to visit as I worked in the glass industry over 40 yrs ago. Found it very interesting and it took me back. A nice cafe on site and a good visit overall.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wandereraround
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit as I worked in the glass industry over 40 yrs ago. Found it very interesting and it took me back. A nice cafe on site and a good visit overall.

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Kidderminster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend. So much too see. Incredibly informative for children and adults. The craft shops are incredible too. There's no entrance fee. The cafe is small but the food is good.

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Thank AngjohnW
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always an interesting few hours out. Friendly staff and interesting things to see. Good for the family or just as a couple.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

History either the cone being in the famous glass quarter of Stourbridge and beautiful gifts to buy.

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Thank mainsy1
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

As it was a Sunday and a dismal day we thought we would try the Red Cone museum very interesting and an eye opener ideal too as it has events for young children. Will be bringing mine in the next visit.... The best place was the quaint little coffee shop we thought we would pop in fir a coffee. We... More 

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Wordsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Very interesting example of the history of the local glass industry and its canal system. Dadford's boat yard and double lock cottage are a couple of minutes up the canal and worth a quick visit/photo. Small craft stores on site, frequent glass making demonstrations and free entry including an audio guide. Also a café on site and ample free parking... More 

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

What a great, informative review. Sounds like you know the area very well! Look forward to seeing you again soon at one of our many events... or just pop into the wonderful coffee shop. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Great detour on our canal walk . Friendly workshops with interesting items to buy. Watch glass being blown to make an attractive object In the original Red House Cone. Kids would love the workshops. Throw some clay with Saz . Have a cuppa and really enjoy the canal side views.

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Thank dunny23
glassfan, General Manager at The Red House Glass Cone, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is a wonderful location. We have a number of designer-makers on site. Their opening times do vary so best contact individual studios to avoid disappointment. The Museum runs a lot of events and activities for all ages. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

I went as part of a group of 10 who had booked a 3 hour glass blowing session. The session took place inside the cone, which in December is extremely cold! It was really good fun and this was mainly down to our teacher, Charlotte. She was really relaxed, patient and very funny. We took it in turns to try... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Charlotte is a great teacher and a very talented artist. We have lots of activities and events going on throughout the year. More 

West Mids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We paid a family visit here over half term to try our hands at some of the kids glass making and crafts activities. To join the groups was easy and very reasonably priced, especially considering the kids get to keep their glass decorations once they're fired. For grown ups and kids alike, the glass blowing and paper weight making demonstrations... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I can't believe you had ice cream on such a cold day - WOW! We have hot glass blowing demonstrations every school holiday and weekend. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Took my granddaughter to a ghost and zombie glass fusion day. The staff were great with kids, explained everything well, clear safety instructions too. We had a fab time and will definitely be returning

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our event. Our staff are great! More 

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