Glass Quarter

The Red House Glass Cone was built at the end of the 18th century and used for the manufacture of glass until 1936 and is now one of only four cones left in the UK.

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.

The visitor centre and artisan craft studios offer a range of locally produced glassware and handcrafted items for sale. 

The Red Cone Coffee House offers an extensive menu including freshly ground coffee, real Belgian hot chocolate and a menu for children.

The Cone is the ideal choice for a fun and interesting time out.