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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.

The visitor centre and artisan craft studios offer a range of locally produced glassware and handcrafted items for sale that you are welcome to explore. 

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

Although the inside of the Cone is currently closed for essential maintenance, there is still plenty to see. We are currently redeveloping our hot glass studio and plan to have live glass blowing demonstrations running very soon. Please check our website or social media for up-to- date information.  

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).


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