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The Glass Quarter


Stourbridge Glass Quarter has been home to glassmaking for over 400 years and is internationally recognised. Located in the Black Country in the borough of Dudley, Stourbridge is approximately 30 minutes from Birmingham City Centre in the heart of England.

Visitors will enjoy exploring the various studios, workshops, retail outlets and heritage sites that the Glass Quarter has to offer. There is a coffee house at the Red House Glass Cone and an organic cafe at Ruskin Glass Centre both offering hot and cold drinks and a selection of homemade food.

The Glass Quarter main visitor attractions signs are white on brown tourism signposted from Stourbridge Ring Road up the A491 along the main road where the attractions are located. There is free car parking available outside the venues. Most of the attractions are within a few minutes drive of each other.

If you are looking to undertake self guided walk along the canals in Stourbridge and Dudley visit the links below.

Walking routes of canals

Discovering Britain's canals

International Festival of Glass

The next International Festival of Glass will take place on Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August 2017. Join some of the most talented glass artists from all over the world as they demonstrate an eclectic and inspiring mix of glass techniques. The Glass Quarter will be alive with family activities, lively street entertainment, storytelling, puppet shows, costumed interpreters and a fabulous Festival Finale. Visit www.ifg.org.uk for more details.


Painting glass
Cutting glass
Glass peppers