A fascinating local site not only for its glimpse into the glassmaking heritage of the area but for the wide range of businesses and craftspeople who use it as their creative base. A former glassmaking heritage site built in the 18th Century it was used to manufacture glass until 1936. Stourbridge is world famous for its glassmaking history and the Cone reaching 100 feet into the sky is one of only 4 left in the United Kingdom. Today with the aid of film, audio guide and glass making demonstrations (held at weekends and school holidays), you can explore the Cone’s 200 years of glassmaking heritage. Entry is free.
Situated on the A491 Stourbridge to Wolverhampton road. Free parking opposite, bus route 256 stops near the site or by boat between locks 12 and 13 of the Stourbridge Canal. Postcode DY8 4AZ. Further enquiries 01384 812750