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.
|Monday to Friday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday & Sunday
|Showroom & Cafe Opening Times|
|Monday and Tuesday||CLOSED|
|Wednesday to Saturday||CLOSED|
|Bank Holidays (Including Good Friday & Easter Monday)||CLOSED|
|Christmas Opening Times|
|Thursday 24th December||CLOSED|
|Saturday 2nd January||Re-OPEN (9:00am - 5:00pm)|
|Sunday 3rd January||10:00am - 4:00pm|
Do I have to pay to enter?
Entry onto the site is free, however we do recommend joining our Membership Club as this provides many benefits for our visitors. Membership costs just £2 which registers your membership card and gives you unlimited visits for 12 months. Your membership card will get you 10% off goods and refreshments in our showroom and café, exclusive access to events and event tickets, and a whole host of other rewards.
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.
Site Accessibility - We have a disabled toilet located in the reception area which is easily accessible via two large ramps outside. There are also ramps situated throughout the site which allow easier access to most of parts of our Centre. Whilst we have tried to make our grounds as level as possible, we do have signage across the site notifying our visitors about uneven ground. Please take care when navigating these parts of the site. On particularly wet days, the grass can become more difficult to access. If you are using a wheelchair, we advise that you only stay on the firm/stone surfaces and leave exploring the fields for more dry and sunny days. We also offer golf buggy hire if you wish to explore the entirety of the site. Please ask a member of our team about our golf buggies. We also have a wheelchair on site that is free to use if required. Prior notice is required for this service. We are currently working on a series of toilets in the new toilet block, which will be located closer to the café and showroom area.
Certain members of staff including the Chairman, Clive Knowles, have undergone Dementia Friendly Training to ensure that the site is aware of the necessary needs required should a visitor with dementia visit the site. All trained staff will be made available immediately should there be any arising issues. We have also been recognised with a disability award from Shropshire Disability and Oswestry Access Group.
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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