The British Ironwork Centre is Shropshire’s only free, 5 star tourist destination and the perfect family day out. Birthplace of the famous ‘Spoon Gorilla’ and Knife Angel - the UK’s national monument against knife crime.
Metal Safari Park
Come and see the UK’s largest Metal Safari park, whilst you explore around the grounds you can spot over 100 different animals and species. From the majestic Silver Back Gorilla, to an adorable assortment of Farmyard Animals, there’s something for everyone.
We are dedicated to preserving and creating quality craft and metal work, in all its many forms.The centre is home to Blacksmiths, Silversmiths, Florists and various other talented artisans who are happy to teach you about their craft through exclusive demonstrations and workshops.
Inside our beautiful showrooms you will find a treasure trove of high quality trinkets and interior adornments in all shapes, styles and sizes for both home and garden decor. Our outside displays a wonderland of impressive architectural structures and sculptures that are sure to amaze.
Here at the Centre, we are passionate about showcasing and celebrating local talent. We work closely with many local artists and proudly display their work across the site. Some of our collections are faithful reproductions of stunning ironwork no longer seen today, with others having a contemporary twist to bring them into the 21st Century.
Our onsite cafe is open daily and offers an above excellent service. There is a selection of freshly made sandwiches, crusty baguettes, salads, hot pies and quiches. For the sweet-toothed there is also a delightful selection of delicious homemade cakes, scones and pastries.
Entry Fee & Car Parking
Don't worry, there is ample parking for cars, coaches and minibuses. There is also no entry fee, however, a voluntary charitable donation of £2 would be appreciated on arrival.
Hosted Group Visits
If you are interested in our hosted group visits, please contact the Centre and we will ensure you and your guests are entertained from start to finish. We can arrange welcome talks, private viewings of the exhibits, artisan demonstrations, cream teas, and special parting gifts.
You can keep up-to-date with the many excellent family-friendly events we run including, our upcoming colour run and our annual Transport Rally.