Working with a social conscience for our community and nation

Group Visits

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

We cannot always guarantee availability so we kindly ask that transport is not pre booked before speaking to a member of our team, we strongly advise booking atleast 4 weeks in advance.

Entry to the site is FREE but we welcome generous donations for Hope House, our chosen charity.

  • Monday to Friday Only

    Maximum Of 40

  • Choose from our range of freshly made lunches.

    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.

  • Our specialty cream tea consists of a scone with jam & clotted cream followed by a tea or coffee.
    £5.70 Per Person
    To confirm numbers with a member of staff.
    We do require full payment before your visit.


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Here at the British Ironwork Centre, our friendly team are always pleased to host groups looking 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. 

The centre is a one-of-a-kind experience, and from the point of booking, we will assist you with planning your outing to ensure you have an entertaining and fascinating trip. We have a number of experiences and demonstrations that can be tailored to your group needs. All group visits are completely free of charge.

We have ample parking for cars, coaches and mini buses and the facilities are second to none, with both male, female and disabled toilets, including baby changing facilities. We also have the Forge Café, open daily, serving a selection of home-made sandwiches, crusty baguettes, salads, hot pies and quiches and of course a selection of delicious homemade cakes, scones and pastries. For the icing on the cake, you can also book afternoon tea  or cream teas for your group.

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your host with an introductory talk about the Centre, its history and the varied work we do.

During your visit, you can take part in a number of exclusive, free demonstrations and workshops, we have a resident Blacksmith, Silversmith, Florist and various artists. You can choose from the following demonstrations:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Silversmithing
  • Falconry
  • Floristry
  • Exotic Zoo

Whilst you are here, we will also provide private viewings of the famous Spoon Gorilla and Knife Angel – part of our latest campaign ‘Save a Life, Surrender your Knife’ which has been featured on the BBC.

Within our indoor emporium and showrooms you will find a beautiful array of home and garden must haves, fine jewellery, ladies and gentleman’s gifts and unique collectables to choose from, whether you are looking for something crafted by our resident artists or perhaps something a little more unusual, there are beautiful works for both indoors and out.

We have the largest display of decorative metalwork in the UK including our very own Metal Safari Park, with over 100 different animals and species crafted out of various materials - it really must be seen to be believed. Our fabulous Centre was officially opened to visitors in May 2014 by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

Picnic Policy - Visits to the centre are free, but in order to maintain this we rely 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 purchase refreshments on site. The only exception are school trips where children are allowed packed lunches. Thank you for understanding.



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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