Tickets to Ruskin Glass Centre events can be purchased online from the end of June.

For tickets for Red House Glass Cone please ring 01384 812750

Travelling to the Stourbridge Glass Quarter

By Car

Stourbridge is easily accessible by motorway when travelling from all parts of the UK, then follow brown tourist signs to the Glass Quarter. Postcodes are listed alongside all sites on the Venues page and most Festival venues are located along the A491. 

Click on AA Journey Planner to plan your journey

Free Festival Shuttle Bus

The Festival Shuttle Bus runs from Stourbridge Town centre, right next to the train and bus station, and stops at each of the festival venues. A timetable will be published on this website prior to the festival.

We are grateful to the West Midlands Growth Company for generously sponsoring the Festival Buses. 

Car parking

Car parking is available at festival sites but is limited. 

By Train

The closest station is Stourbridge Town, directly linked by shuttle train from Stourbridge Junction (the shortest branch line in Europe!) The train station is right next to the bus station. You can either catch the Festival Shuttle Bus, which operates every 20 minutes, or catch one of the frequent National Express buses.  

Bus Services

The Number 9 bus from Birmingham also travels directly from outside Birmingham Snow Hill station on Colmore Row to Stourbridge bus station (via Halesowen). The Number 256 bus from Wolverhampton travels directly from Stand L at Wolverhampton bus station to Stourbridge bus station.

In addition to the Festival Shuttle Bus, National Express West Midlands services 256 and 257 run frequently from Stourbridge bus station past all festival sites. Cheap day and discounted bus/train passes can be purchased. Visit for more information.


The main Festival sites are within walking distance of each other, with an approximate maximum walk of 20 minutes from one site to the next. Stroll along the canal for a peaceful alternative to the main road.


Local taxi companies:

ABM 01384 838383

Falcon 01384 393939

Eagle 01384 444 888


For information about places to stay, and additional things to see and do visit

The Village Hotel in Dudley is offering 10% discount to festival attendees. Please use the code Ruskin Glass when booking. Village Hotel Birmingham Dudley

Before you travel

Please do check this website for up to date information on the programme, changes to schedules and car parking arrangements.

The Festival Office on the Ruskin Glass Centre will be open each day over the Festival if assistance is needed to navigate around Festival sites and to book tickets.