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British Ironwork Centre

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Brilliant Visit

Very interesting place will definitely visit again.Very helpful staff,particullary Miriam in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fund raising

Absolutely fantastic place kids loved looking about all the animals made. Thank you for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah K
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  • Average3%
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
A5, Oswestry SY11 4JH, England
+44 800 688 8386
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Have just returned from a wonderful blacksmith experience - Annie guided our son James how to make a poker and a set of hooks to hang it on. The whole afternoon was brilliant value and great fun. Completely hands on, very professional and fun. And...More

4  Thank Kathymay17
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very disjointed and soulless place. The use of Union Jacks on the company logo and all around the place as well as the staff uniform of flag bow ties, made us feel like we had entered some kind of nationalist convention. Iron sculptures are generally...More

7  Thank Mbuffery
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this centre before and been wowed by the items on display and for sale. This morning we called in on our way past for coffee. On arrival we found a large crowd of people seemingly milling in the entrance. It turned out...More

2  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place will definitely visit again.Very helpful staff,particullary Miriam in the shop!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place kids loved looking about all the animals made. Thank you for the beautiful raffle prize that is going to raise money for our local school

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with grown up family as in area, seemed a little strange on entry as first time visitors were asked to register their visit then be offered a free 10% off card for a £1? On entering staff mentioned it was for charity?? Many items...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day, staff friendly, very welcoming and relaxing, knife angel was stunning, will go again

Thank Linda B Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited on a few occasions and always enjoyed ourselves. Something for all ages and a lovely cafe too. I am sure we will be visiting again in the not too distant future.

Thank debbied149
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, happened to find ourselves here thanks to Trip Advisor 🤗 So much to look at! The food was a little expensive but very tasty Saw the Knife Angel and Spoon Gorilla So pleased we stopped!

Thank GrizzlyBear8163
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location and great value cafe and shops. Miriam in the gift shop was happy and friendly 😀. So much to see.... fab for families or couples. Free parking . Free entry. Amazing Knife Angel sculpture and the Spoon Gorilla. Please donate and help sign...More

Thank linda n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited the British Ironwork Centre with my family around 5 times over the last couple of years. The first time was a real wow- seeing the knife angel, the huge spoon gorilla and other impressive sculptures in their park. It is a lovely- almost...More

Thank K J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to see both indoors and out. Lovely cakes and chocolate goodies in the café. Well worth a visit.

Thank Rachel E
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Response from Cordeliashouse | Reviewed this property |
On my recent visit there were gluten free options available
1 June 2018|
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Response from 610joyh | Reviewed this property |
It is dog friendly but not inside the showroom
Jennifer D
29 May 2018|
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Response from 610joyh | Reviewed this property |
The showroom is a little tight to get a wheelchair round but there is lots of space outside although most of the sculptures are on grass, that may be problematic. The Cafe has an outdoor eating area which i think would be... More