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).

Social distancing measures are in place on site and you will be asked to wear a face covering when entering the visitor centre and individual studios. 

Sadly, the Cone structure will remain closed whilst we carry out essential repairs and maintenance. There will be no live glass blowing demonstrations and we have suspended our craft programme for the interim, however you can download our Augmented Reality App and explore the site and see a virtual glass blowing demonstration.  (We recommend downloading the app before attending the site, this can be found within your phone’s app store and type in Red House Glass Cone).

  • If you have or suspect you may have symptoms associated with Covid19 virus, please do not attempt to make the journey to visit our site. Stay at home and follow Public Health England advice.
  • To maintain social distancing on site, we are restricting visitor numbers across the whole site to a maximum of 30 visitors at any one time. At peak times this may result in queuing outside the site.
  • Whilst on the site, you will be expected to wear a face covering within each of the indoor areas. (The visitor centre on site does have a supply of face coverings to purchase if you do not currently have one).
  • We apologise for any inconvenience these measures may cause you but we do hope you understand that this is being done to protect your health which is of paramount importance to us.

 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.