Plan your visit

The International Festival of Glass takes place in Stourbridge every two years. Located in the West Midlands of England, it is easily accessible by road, train and bus.

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

Free Festival Shuttle Bus

The festival also offers a free shuttle bus from the centre of Stourbridge town that stops off at each of the festival venues. A timetable of shuttle buses will be published on this website prior to the festival.

Car Parking

Car parking is available at the festival sites, but is limited.

Getting to the festival

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.

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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 www.nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands 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.

There are a number of local taxi companies operating in Stourbridge:

ABM – 01384 838383
Falcon – 01384 393939
Eagle – 01384 444 888

For information about places to stay and additional things to see and do visit https://discover.dudley.gov.uk/places-to-stay