During times of adverse weather and throughout public holidays, please do check our Facebook page for live updates and information on opening. Facebook updates are posted throughout the day to ensure you stay informed.
|Showroom & Cafe Opening Times|
|Monday to Friday||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Sunday||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Reception & Offices|
|Monday to Thursday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Friday & Saturday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
||10:00am - 4:00pm
|Bank Holidays (Including Good Friday & Easter Monday)||10:00am -4:00pm|
|Christmas Opening Times|
Do I have to pay to enter?
No, all entries are donation only but you do need to become a member first as we are a member’s only site. Membership costs just £2 and this registers your membership card and gives you unlimited visits for 12 months. Thereafter, entry is just a donation. Your membership card will get you 10% off goods and refreshments in our showroom and café.
Membership cards are available from our meet and greet entrance upon arrival. Find out more here.
The British Ironworks Centre
Phone Number: 08006888386
Out of Hours Helpline: 07843336572
Come and see all that we have to show. We have a silversmith workshop, watch how a ring is made or even a bracelet. We also have our resident Blacksmith team, watch as they hammer away at red-hot iron to form all kinds of wonderful things.
Free Parking For Members, £2 For Non-Members - We have a large car park situated at the back of the site, follow the signs upon arrival to navigate. For large events, we do have much larger sites for parking, so never worry about finding a space. Although our car park is secure, we do not advise that you leave anything of value in your car when unattended.
Dog-Friendly - Dogs are allowed on site, however dogs are not allowed within the Showroom/Cafe Area (with the exception of guide dogs) but we do have a lovely veranda where you can relax on our leather sofas and enjoy some refreshments. We also have water bowls allocated throughout the site. Please note that on a warm day a car can become overheated, this can prove fatal to dogs, so please bring them with you to enjoy the site.
Disabled Access - We have a disabled toilet located in reception which is opposite the disabled car parking space. We do have a wheelchair on site that is free to use if required, please note that prior notice is required for this service. There are ramps situated throughout the site, this will allow easier access to most of the areas. This summer we have Carol Booth joining our team as our disability officer, she will be able to assist with any requirements needed for you to enjoy your visit. She is located in our Palm House and will be on site for events and busy weekends. We are currently working on a new series of toilets in the new toilet block. Please note that on a wet day the ground can become more difficult to access if you require a wheelchair, ask a member of our team about our golf buggy.
Baby Changing Facilities - Our baby changing facilities are located within the disabled toilet by the reception. We also have a high chair available in our cafe. On weekends children can receive a free ice cream voucher, they can be collected by our main gates.
Picnic Policy - We are an attraction that relies on the sales from our Forge Cafe and Showroom to help maintain the site. Because of this, we kindly request that visitors refrain from bringing picnics from home and instead purchase refreshments on site. The only exception is school trips where children are allowed packed lunches. Due to being a donation-only entry destination (once a membership is purchased), we rely entirely on our food and beverage sales so, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate picnics unless its booked in advance and a £10.00 donation is made to our chosen charity. Thank you for understanding.
Dress Code - We ask that all visitors wear respectable smart-casual attire when visiting the Centre. We are a site that welcomes all groups of people so please ensure that your clothing remains respectful of those around you (i.e. no bare torsos, half-mast trousers, offensive graphics, etc.). For health and safety purposes, shirts and appropriate footwear, paticularly with children, must remain on at all times. We reserve the right to deny admittance to any visitor deemed to be wearing inappropriate clothing.
Best advice is to book your visit using our Priority Pass function - Please do book in, do not take it for granted especially on high days and holidays that you can arrive and gain admittance. We have to maintain our high standards of presentation, care and service, this means we have a threshold capped for visitors.
If you want greater reassurance, then please go to Priority Pass and book your visit, it offers us an advanced warning and you have the peace of mind before starting your journey.
The British Ironwork Centre (Black Country Metal Works Ltd) Registered in England & Wales, company number 05709874.
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