Working with a social conscience for our community and nation

Group Visits

Here at the centre we welcome group visits from visitors of all ages and interests. Our friendly team are always pleased to host groups of any size for a truly unique and enjoyable day! We endeavour to make your day simply unforgettable and with so much to see and do there really is something for everyone.

All group visits are completely free of charge though any donations given will be awarded to our chosen charity Hope House Hospices with our most heartfelt thanks.

Parking is also available for coaches and mini buses. We also have an onsite café with hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties and jacket potatoes and of course a selection of delicious homemade cakes.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed with an introductory talk about The British Ironwork Centre, it's history and it's charity work. This talk can be carried out either on the bus or at a location of your choice on site. During your visit your group can witness an exclusive blacksmith demonstration with our resident blacksmith. Feel the heat of the flames here at the county’s only interactive forge, while gaining insight in to this traditional craft and discovering more about the art of metal working. 

Please note that demonstrations cannot be guaranteed.

We also have a selection of other artists in residence who offer demonstrations to groups, these include, silversmith, painting and textiles and Forge falconry. Meet the Falconry team and learn more about incredible birds of prey.

Within our showroom you will find a beautiful array of souvenirs to choose from, whether you are looking for something crafted by our own blacksmith or perhaps something a little more unusual, you’ll find just the thing with the help of our friendly sales team.

We really enjoy meeting new groups from near and far and will even get a photograph of your visit to post on our website. Create memories that will last a lifetime, here at the British Ironwork Centre.


Please read our terms and conditions before your visit 

We kindly ask our visitors to leave home prepared picnics at home, thank you.

We also ask groups to kindly make a donation to our local charity, Hope House Children's Hospice on receiving a free tour of the Ironworks.


Before you leave you will have the opportunity to fill in one of our membership forms which will allow you to recieve our newsletter as well as other benefits.



Please submit your group request here, once submitted a member of staff will be in contact with you shortly to confirm your booking.

Please Note : All bookings must be confirmed by a member of staff.

  • Monday to Friday Only

    Maximum Of 40

  • Choose from our range of freshly made lunches.

    Please note that the introductory talk will last for about 15 minutes.

  • Our speciality afternoon teas consist of sandwiches with 3 various fillings, 2 slices of cake, scones with jam & clotted cream followed by a tea or coffee with a sample of our homemade chocolates.
    £10.00 Per Person
    To confirm numbers with a member of staff.

    Please select the demonstrations that you would like to see on your visit.
    Standing will be required for demonstrations, each demonstration can last for 20 minutes.
    Demonstrations cannot be guaranteed.

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See Our Gallery Of Visits

  • Glyndwr University
  • Moreton Hall Exchange Trip
  • Morgan Car Club
  • Morgan Car Club
  • The Morgan Car Club
  • The Old Farts
  • Pwllgull WI
  • Age UK
  • The High Flyers
  • Church Minshull WI
  • Clifton primary school group visit
  • Clifton Primary School coach trip to the Ironworks
  • The Welshpool Ponthafren Group
  • Welshpool Ponthafren Group
  • Guilsfield WI
  • Church Minshull WI
  • Chernobyl children's lifestyle Shropshire
  • Oxon and Bicton WI
  • Condover and Bayston Hil WI
  • Greenfields WI
  • New Mills WI
  • Hanwood WI
  • Wem Flower Club
  • NCB Motors of Wem
  • Flintshire Explorers
  • Church Stretton Rotary
  • Bilston Probus Group
  • Aberfeldy Motors
  • Aberfeldy Motors
  • HSBC Pensioners group
  • Kinnerton Shopper
  • Sarn Coffee Morning Group
  • Sarn Coffee Morning Group
  • The Ashton Leisure Group
  • Clwb Y Berwyn
  • Elcock Reisen
  • The Pontrobert Friendly Group
  • The Telford Hard Of Hearing Group
  • The Telford Hard Of Hearing Group
  • The Park Hill Group
  • Friendly Retirement Group
  • Bridgenorth Flower Club
  • U3A Liverpool
  • Cedar Life lessons
  • Ludlow Over 50s
  • Friendly Retirement Group
  • Age Uk Shrewsbury
  • Jones Coaches
  • Price Coaches
  • Central Travel
  • Millingtons Hospital
  • Voel Coaches
  • Voel Coaches

Previous Visits

Here’s a quick look at just some of our previous visits! We pride ourselves on being able to tailor your experience to the needs of the group, so whether you have an hour or three, a group of 5 or 50 we’re here to help. Should you wish to find out more about our trips or book a visit for your school or group, call us on 01691 610952 or email

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