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Before you visit


Planning what to see

 Stourbridge Glass Museum is home to a globally significant collection of glass, archives and books waiting for you to explore. Take a look at our teachers’ resources to help you organise your visit.

Please note: our temporary exhibition gallery is occasionally closed between exhibits.

Please contact us: or call us on 01384 900447 near the time of your visit.

Booking a visit

 In order to book a visit, you must complete a School Booking Request Form. A member of our team will be in touch to confirm your booking.All school visits, including self-guided, must be pre-booked. This is to ensure the safety of all our visitors, and to enable you and your students to have the best possible experience while visiting us.

Opening times

Summer opening ~ Tuesday – Sunday, April 1st – October 31st, 10:30 – 4:30

We only offer school visits Tuesday – Friday, (excluding school holidays)

Winter opening ~ Thursday – Saturday, November 1st – March 31st, 10:30 – 4:30

We only offer school visits Thursday & Friday, (excluding school holidays)

Changes and Cancellations

 Please call +44 (0)1384900447 as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel your visit, or if you anticipate being late. 

Adult/student ratios

Adult supervision is required at all times with the following adult-to-student ratios:

4 – 8 years 1 adult: 6 children

9 – 12 years 1 adult: 8 children

13 – 18 years 1 adult: 10 children

Please note, students are not permitted in the galleries unaccompanied.

All teachers and accompanying adults are responsible for student supervision during your visit and must remain with the group at all times.

Teachers are the lead supervisor for their group and must ensure that students behave in a way that minimises the likelihood of accidents or damage.


If anyone in your group has any additional access needs and requires assistance, please let us know at the time of booking. The main entrance is step-free and wheelchair accessible. There is lift access to the first floor and ramp access to the lower floor. There are 2 accessible toilets.

Please see our accessing the museum page, or call us on +44 (0)1384900447 for full information about access at Stourbridge Glass Museum.

Risk assessment

You should carry out your own risk assessment before you visit, and bring it with you on the day. A copy of our risk assessment is available on request to assist with creating your own. Please contact our team at

See our health and safety information for more guidance.

Staying safe at the museum

To enable you and your students to have the best possible and safest visit with us, we advise dividing your larger group into smaller sub-groups to move around the museum. Please ensure each smaller group still meets our adult-to-student ratios outlined above.

On the day of your visit

How to reach Stourbridge Glass Museum

Our address: Stourbridge Glass Museum, High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 4FB

Opposite the Red House Cone

Coaches: We have a coach space directly in front of the museum, please let us know in advance so we may reserve this parking space for you.

Arriving at Stourbridge Glass Museum

Facilities for schools and colleges

 We have a small space dedicated for lunch time seating. We also have benches outside weather permitting. Soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase in our shop.

Consuming food in the galleries is strictly forbidden.

 We have a small secure cloakroom for coats and bags. Locker facilities are available at the foot of the stairs near the front of house. It is the lead teacher’s responsibility to ensure lockers are secure. Items are left in the locker at your own risk.


 Teachers are responsible for students’ behaviour and safety at all times. Please remind your group not to touch objects, shout or run while at Stourbridge Glass Museum.

You are welcome to draw in any galleries. Please only use dry materials – for example coloured or graphite pencils.

Materials must be encased in a box or bag.

Contact us

If you have any questions before you visit, please email us at:

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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