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British Ironwork Centre

A5, Oswestry SY11 4JH, England
+44 800 688 8386
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not much to see

Stopped off here on our way home as we were passing by. originally we were going to come here for a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Events b
Friendly welcome from the moment I arrived until I left.

This is one amazing special place to visit, like no other. I will certainly be back. I knew from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rbyhartshorn
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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The biggest display of decorative metalwork in the UK. Featuring live work from the some of the best artists and blacksmiths in the country. The Centre created the world renowned "Spoon Gorilla" made from over 40,000 donated spoons, as seen on the BBC. The Centre was officially opened to visitors in 2014 by HRH Prince Michael of Kent. Donations are welcome for Hope House Children's Hospice. Most recent projects include the "Knife Angel" made from over 100,000 weapons which have been removed from the streets of the United Kingdom, working with national police forces, families affected by knife crime and community action groups to ensure people think twice before carrying a blade.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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A5, Oswestry SY11 4JH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped off here on our way home as we were passing by. originally we were going to come here for a day out on my Mums Birthday, glad we didn't! Not much to see at all, the best sculptures are along the driveway as you...More

Thank Events b
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one amazing special place to visit, like no other. I will certainly be back. I knew from the moment I went up the drive, I was going to have a great time, there is so much to see, The Knife Angel, The Spoon...More

Thank rbyhartshorn
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time visiting the British Ironwork centre yesterday, despite living less than 10 minutes away! It's a great place to spend an afternoon, with lots of interesting things to see and everything imaginable to buy. There's a great, quirky cafe onsite (reasonably priced) and a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second and last visit to the park. Since previous visit, last autumn, they have introduced a mandatory membership programme. No entry to none members. You can join at the entrance, but are required to give large amounts of personal data, with no assurances or details...More

Thank SimonJohnBell
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited here with my mum & dad on the way home after our holiday. I was fascinated with the detailing and effort put into the iron works- they are very talented people who have made the sculptures! The knife angel and animals were my...More

Thank anniel0u22
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The driveway to the centre is a bit like entering a safari park, with metal animals running wild. Then there's the incredible metal sculptures, and a huge range of outdoor statues, furniture etc. The showrooms are full of very reasonably priced items and the cafe...More

Thank Bramejat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a wonderful, fascinating place to visit. The 'Knife Angel' and the 'Spoon Gorilla' were amazing and everywhere you looked there was something new to see. Helpful, friendly staff, a great café which was clean and offered a good menu. Brilliant shop selling so many...More

Thank Shirley P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked Afternoon Tea for my wife and two friends. As one of my friends is recovering from a severe illness I was not sure we would be able to attend on the date booked. The staff at The British Ironwork Centre were very understanding...More

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today and had a great experience, lots to see and great customer service. Very nice café, and you can get a discount by signing up free as a member. Excellent day out! The Ironworks have also kindly and generously donated a prize for our...More

Thank kissyfur1989
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited a few days ago a quick day out but had an excellent experience, primarily as a result of meeting Sam the silver Smith who got on with our young lad so well he begged to have some sessions in his workshop. Sam is...More

Thank wala93
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aon23
28 November 2017|
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Response from Deejay2810 | Reviewed this property |
Yes open in the week
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shazStafford
8 October 2017|
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Response from SarahWyn | Property representative |
Entry is £1 per person. We donate it to charity.
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Kidshavefun113
23 August 2017|
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Response from Jaydle15 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of seating areas also you can hire a golf buggy to ride around at your leisure no problem
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