Iron: Past, Present & Future
Step back in time at Blists Hill Victorian Town and discover something new at the British Ironworks Centre.
The British Ironworks Centre in Oswestry is delighted to announce a new day trip group package with the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire. Groups of 15 or more can book for just £11 per person in the winter, 1 October 2018 – 24th March 2019, or £16 per person during the summer season, 25th March 2019 – 30th September 2019.
Travel back to the age of steam and step right into Queen Victoria’s time as your group discovers the sights, sounds and smells of the Victorian age at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Meet some (almost) real Victorians in their authentic shops and cosy cottages, buy-curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories. Check out some weird Victorian remedies in the Pharmacy; see pigs, horses and chickens around the town and enjoy a jolly pub sing-a-long throughout the summer at the New Inn.
Next, board your coach for a visit to the British Ironworks in Oswestry. A 45-minute journey through beautiful Shropshire takes you to this treasure trove of eclectic modern metalwork sculptures. Explore the UK’s largest metal safari and sculpture park, enjoy unique shopping opportunities and scrumptious refreshments courtesy of the Forge Cafe. With a VIP welcome on arrival, the chance to see the famous ‘Knife Angel’ - the UK’s national monument against knife crime made from 100.000 blades from UK streets - and traditional crafts skills brought to life by artisans, the British Ironworks is a great 2+ hour visit for your group. This package includes a cream tea (Afternoon visits) or breakfast bap (morning visits) served with tea or coffee at the British Ironworks Centre.
If you would prefer you can start your day at the British Ironworks Centre and visit Blists Hill in the afternoon.
Check out what the two itineraries include here:
These pre-booked packages are available to groups of 15 plus. There is free coach parking.
For booking details Tel: 01691 610952 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups can also book online: www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/group-visits; details can also be found on https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/.
Oswestry Town Market Group Package
We are offering a Combined Package for groups and clubs to explore the town of Oswestry. Groups can enjoy a morning spent in Oswestry, followed by a visit to the traditional street market (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday). Ending with a trip to the Ironwork Centre in the afternoon.
This way you visit two prestigious tourist attractions in one day, with the British ironwork Centre being Shropshire’s most popular visitor centre and the award winning market town of Oswestry.
Sabrina Boat and British Ironwork Centre Group Package
We have teamed up with Sabrina Boat in Shrewsbury to offer our visitors a full day out in Shropshire, tying together a river cruise and a metal safari adventure.
For just £12 per person, groups and tour operators can book the exclusive package to enjoy two of Shropshire’s most popular tourist attractions.
Available: Between 1st March – 31st October. Included in Price:
- 45-minute cruise with live commentary on the Sabrina Boat
- Tea/Coffee and Biscuits
- Cream Team at the British Ironwork Centre
All bookings must be made through Sabrina Boat and due to departure times, groups will need their own transport between Sabrina Boat and The Ironworks.
Check out the full itinerary here:
For more information please call Sabrina Boat on 01743 369 741 or British ironwork Centre on 01691 610952