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.
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.
See Our Gallery Of 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 email@example.com.