This is a geoscience site providing the best available exposure of the lower part of the Carboniferous Halesowen Formation sequence.
A fine section through the basal sandstone member is present which provides important evidence for the environmental interpretation of Britain during the Westphalian Epoch. This site is primarily a scientific and higher education resource and access is restricted due to its location and logistics of access.
There is no visitor centre, café or toilets at the site, so plan your visit with this in mind.
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Geosite The Red House Glass Cone is open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday. Admission is free. It has a gift shop, craft studios, coffee house and toilets on site. Free car parking is also available. The coffee house offers a hot and cold menu with drinks and seasonal foods.
Ruskin Glass Centre formerly the site of and Webb Corbett and Royal Doulton Crystal is home to over 25 craft businesses, has an organic café and the Glass House Heritage Centre offers guided tours providing the history and heritage of the site. Ruskin Glass Centre is part of Ruskin Mill Land Trust who specialise in educating young people with learning disabilities through a craft and land based curriculum. Admission is free and the centre's opening hours are from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.