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Allister Malcolm’s Hotshop


Journey through time and witness the fascinating story of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.

Discover what it was like to work inside an iconic glass cone and how the industry helped this part of the Black Country gain an enviable reputation for creativity and skill – around the world.

Whether you’re young or old, you’ll find plenty to enjoy. From engaging animations and interactive digital displays to live glass making demonstrations and our globally significant collection, Stourbridge Glass Museum is one part of the heritage trail you cannot afford to miss.

You can currently see hot glass making at the museum Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Please note, Allister Malcolm’s hot glass studio will be closed Thur 27th July – Sun 4th August.

Find out more at Allister Malcolm Glass.

Stourbridge Glass Museum is largely volunteer-run and receives no local or national government funding. It costs over £1,500 per week to operate, so we charge a small entry fee to keep our doors open and refresh our exhibitions, with an extensive and varied collection of historic and contemporary glass displays. We actively fundraise to develop, protect, and showcase these treasures.

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions


Visitor Info

Admission fees payable on arrival.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Admission Prices (from April 2024)



Children (4 to 17 yrs)


Children 3 and under

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)


Winter Opening Hours

2 November 2024 - 1 April 2025

Thursday – Saturday

10.30am – 4.30 pm



Summer Opening Hours

23 March 2024 - 2 November 2024

Tuesday – Sunday

10.30am – 4.30 pm




Stourbridge Cameo Glass, Stevens & Williams


Set across two floors, Stourbridge Glass Museum takes visitors on a journey back in time.

Learn about the origins of glass making in Stourbridge, starting with a 2.5D animation depicting life inside a glass cone and a chance to sit in a glass maker’s chair. Discover the tools glass makers used and watch films describing the production process.

After learning about glass making in Stourbridge, watch a leading contemporary artist and their team in action. Allister Malcolm’s live Hot Shop features demonstrations that will enthral and mesmerised.

Upstairs, visitors will be dazzled and delighted by a vast collection of items from the globally significant Stourbridge Glass Collection, featuring pieces dating back 400 years. There is also a suite of digital interactive screens that give museum goers the chance to get creative and design their very own cameo glass before emailing it to themselves or a friend.

Whether you’re new to the world of glass or you’re an expert on its celebrated history in Stourbridge, our collection offers something truly special.

For over 400 years, state of the art glass in every fashionable style has been made in the Stourbridge area, and Stourbridge glass is collected and admired world-wide.

The Stourbridge Glass Collection housed at the museum is, quite simply, one of the finest world-wide holdings of British and international 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century glass.

Our collection includes:
19th Century Stourbridge Glass
Historic Midlands Collection
Contemporary Glass Works
Fresh Blood University Exhibition

See what our visitors are saying

I would recommend anyone who is new to Stourbridge, appreciates the crafts, glass artistry and history to this compact well-curated museum... The staff were very friendly and helpful and the museum holds some really interesting information about the history of glass blowing in Stourbridge.
Visited Jan 2023
Highly recommended - Our rececent visit to the Glasss Museum was a most enjoyable day out. The glass demonstration was really professionally presented by the artists, coupled with a very informative talk which made it a most inspirational experience to be part of.
Visited Feb 2023
We really enjoyed our visit. We saw the glass artists at work in the hot shop making a beautiful vase. There was also an excellent demonstration of how cameo glass is made by an expert glass engraver. There were clear explanations of the exhibit’s showing the history of glass.
Visited Feb 2023

Kids in Museums

We are proud to be part of Kids in Museums, offering a dynamic and engaging experience for all ages.

Enjoy live glassmaking demonstrations, digital and hands-on interactives in our galleries, a dedicated children’s space featuring games, a library, and activity sheets and trails. Our year-round calendar is filled with craft and glass activities designed especially for children and families.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can find us on the A491 Stourbridge to Wolverhampton road, just north of Stourbridge Town Centre.
  • Yes! The visitor carpark is located right outside the museum.
  • The closest rail stations are Stourbridge Town and Wolverhampton.
  • Bus routes 16 and 17 depart Stourbridge Interchange every 20 minutes to Brook Street (7 stops, approx. 10 mins.)

Glass Museum

The museum depends on donations to continue operating. We are grateful for any contribution you make.

Charity number: 1139252

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