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Stourbridge is a market town on the outskirts of our network. Most famous for its glass industry, there’s still plenty of places to learn about the town’s heritage within easy reach of the centre and bus interchange.

Explore Stourbridge for fun things to do, places to take the kids, or great food and drink spots and of course they are all easily accessible by bus. Scroll down to learn more and then plan your journey with us.

Where to visit first

The Ruskin Glass Centre

The Ruskin Glass Centre and Glasshouse Heritage Centre in Amblecote is home to glass crafts like glassblowing, glass art, stained glass, engraving and glass repair. Alongside this, you also have a great place to find handmade and crafted gifts including jewellery, textiles and prints, handmade soaps, cake makers and more!  Learn about the 400-year-old story of glassmaking at The Glasshouse Heritage Centre or visit The Glasshouse Arts Centre’s auditorium, studio theatre and meeting rooms where there are always plenty of events going on and groups meeting.

Visit the Ruskin Glass Centre website.


The Red House Glass Cone

Reaching 100ft, the Red House Glass Cone is a Grade II Star* listed building and scheduled ancient monument and one of only four Cones left in the UK. It was built at the end of the 18th century and was used for the manufacture of glass until 1936. It is now a Visitor Attraction where you can visit artisan craft studios on site, explore temporary exhibitions and there is a programme of craft activities throughout the year.

Although the inside of the Cone is currently closed for essential maintenance, there is still plenty to see. They are currently redeveloping their hot glass studio and plan to have live glass blowing demonstrations running very soon. Check the website or social media for up to date information.

Visit the Red House Glass Cone website.


Stourbridge Glass Museum

Stourbridge Glass Museum is home to the globally significant Stourbridge Glass Collection. Complemented by engaging digital interactive displays exploring the area’s 400 year history of glassmaking.

The Museum runs a lively events programme for all age groups, featuring children’s activities, talks, artist workshops and exhibitions. The Museum also features a live Hot Shop, enthralling visitors with regular demonstrations of the craft.

Visit Stourbridge Glass Museum for more details.


Stourbridge Town Hall

Based in the centre of the town, Stourbridge town hall hosts popular comedians, Strictly stars, local pantomimes and more. Visit their ‘Whats on’ guide to see who’s coming into town next. Stourbridge library is also based next door.

Visit the Stourbridge Town Hall website.

Where to shop

Ryemarket Shopping Centre

The Ryemarket shopping centre is just a short walk away from Stourbridge bus station and nestled right in the middle of the high street. - there’s a Waitrose supermarket alongside a mix of handy high street brands and independent stores, plus a Costa Coffee. The Ryemarket also offers a programme of free family entertainment throughout the year.

Visit the Ryemarket Shopping Centre website.


Victoria Passage

Further along the high street, Victoria Passage is a cute pedestrian only shopping area featuring plenty of small, specialist and independent shops.

Visit the Victoria Passage website.


Crown Shopping Centre

Another great local spot is the Crown shopping centre. Featuring a huge two-storey Tesco for all your shopping essentials, the Crown centre also has a cafe, some smaller shops and is home to Stourbridge library and town hall. If you’re looking for a gift with a difference or something unique to decorate your home then Doolallys is a lovely little spot.

Visit the Crown Shopping Centre website.

Where to eat & drink

VGN Boulevard

Packed with self-proclaimed ‘vegan junk food’, VGN Boulevard lets you choose from amazing Beyond Meat burgers, chicken fillets, Hot ‘Dawgs’ and more. This place is perfect for those who want a cheat meal or fancy an indulgent foodie treat.

Visit the VGN Boulevard website.


Green Duck Brewery

The Green Duck brewery tap room and bar lets you drink your beer whilst looking through the glass wall to see where it was brewed. Alongside drinks you can also check out their famous cobs & pork pies.

Visit the Green Duck Brewery website.


Ruby Cantonese

Ruby Cantonese in Amblecote is well known to the locals for it’s authentic Cantonese cuisine. Choose from a-la-carte or set dinner options if you just can’t decide what to try first.

Visit the Ruby Cantonese website.

Where to take the kids

Crystal Leisure Centre

This council-run pool is famed for its water slides and wave pools and it’s right opposite a bus stop on the ring road so you can’t miss it!

Visit the Crystal Leisure Centre website.


Mary Stevens Park

Just outside of the town centre, Mary Stevens park is a great little spot with lots to do to keep everyone busy.  There’s a little pond where you can feed the ducks, a toddlers and children’s playground with a splash play area plus free outdoor workout stations for you to burn some extra calories.

Visit the Mary Stevens Park website.

Where to go for sport & activities

Stourbridge Cricket Club

Based at the Memorial Ground, High Street, Amblecote, Stourbridge. The team currently plays in the Premier Division of the Worcestershire County League. The club also runs junior sections for all age groups including soft and hard ball.

Visit the Stourbridge Cricket Club website.


Stourbridge Football Club

Home to the Glassboys, Stourbridge Football Club is just a short walk from the main bus station or a quick bus ride up to Amblecote.

Visit the Stourbridge Football Club website.

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