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Join us for a fascinating walking tour of the Crystal Mile, where we’ll explore the history of the iconic glassmaking factories that once were known as the Crystal mile in the Wordsley area. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, this tour will take you on a journey through time, highlighting the key sites and events that shaped the area’s glassmaking industry.

Starting at Stourbridge Glass Museum, we’ll make our way briefly along the canal. We will stop at several glassmaking heritage sites along the way, including Audnam, Old Dial, Fimbrell, Parkfield, Dennis Hall, Colbourne Hill, Platts, New Dial (Plowden & Thompson/Tudor Crystal). As we go, your guide will share fascinating stories and insights into the people who lived and worked in these factories, as well as the houses and pubs that were owned by glass factory owners and glassworkers.

This walking tour is perfect for anyone interested in local history, industrial heritage, or the art of glassmaking. You’ll come away with a newfound appreciation for the people and places that made Stourbridge the heart of the British glass industry.

This walk will not suit all abilities and parts of the route will not be suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Please get in touch if you have questions relating to accessibility.

Please note that the tour will briefly involve walking along the canal towpath, which may be uneven or muddy in places. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes, including several stops along the way.

Your ticket also includes entry to Stourbridge Glass Museum, where you can discover even more about the history of glassmaking in this area. This walking tour begins at Stourbridge Glass Museum. Arrive at 10.45 am for 11.00 am start time. The museum opens at 10.30 am.

Book your place now to secure your spot on this unique and informative walking tour!


Saturday 22nd June


11.00am – 12.30pm


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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