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Discover Dudley


Visitors to the borough of Dudley will be delighted by the variety of things to see and do.

Expect industrial heritage. A history littered with innovation, drive and determination. Just 30 minutes west of Birmingham the borough includes the towns of Dudley, Stourbridge, Brierley Hill and Halesowen. With a wide range of events and activities across our visitor attractions, historic buildings, beautiful nature reserves and parks, there is something for everyone.

The Red House Glass Cone stands 100ft tall in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter, home to glassmaking for over 400 years. With independently operated bespoke artisan craft studios,  temporary exhibitions and a retail shop, free admission and free car parking.  Although the inside of the Cone is currently closed for heritage maintenance work, there is still plenty to see. We are currently redeveloping our hot glass studio and plan to have live glass blowing demonstrations running soon. Please check our website or social media for up-to-date information.

Ruskin Glass Centre is home to past greats of the glass industry. Learn about the history of glass making in the area.  Artisans operate independent craft studios and there is an organic café.

Stourbridge Glass Museum home to the globally significant Stourbridge Glass Collection, complemented by engaging interactive digital displays. The Museum runs a busy events programme, featuring talks and exhibitions on the topic of glassmaking. There is a live Hot Shop run by a glass artist enthralling visitors with regular demonstrations of the craft.

The Lace build situated in the heart of the Glass Quarter, houses a large collection of lace items and artefacts depicting the fascinating history of this heritage craft.

Himley Hall & Park offers an ‘Indulgent Afternoon Tea’. Host to events, activities and walks throughout the year.

Dudley Zoo and Castle is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals. You will find the 11th century motte and bailey castle.

Experience sights, sounds, smells, and tastes at the Black Country Living Museum as you explore shops, houses and industrial workshops rebuilt in the canal side villages. The 1940s-60s high street allows you to experience the popular culture of the time.

Discover the art of legging inside the fantastic Dudley Canal & Limestone Mines.    Experience an underground 45-minute skipper guided tour.

Or perhaps you’ll take in a show at one of our borough halls.

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Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch is an unusual and fascinating place to visit. This historic site illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries.

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