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“Interesting & Magical”

British Ironwork Centre
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Oswestry
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The biggest display of decorative metalwork in the UK. Featuring live work from the some of the best artists and blacksmiths in the country. The Centre created the world renowned "Spoon Gorilla" made from over 40,000 donated spoons, as seen on the BBC. The Centre was officially opened to visitors in 2014 by HRH Prince Michael of Kent. Donations are welcome for Hope House Children's Hospice. Most recent projects include the "Knife Angel" made from over 100,000 weapons which have been removed from the streets of the United Kingdom, working with national police forces, families affected by knife crime and community action groups to ensure people think twice before carrying a blade.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Visited the Ironworks for the first time last month. Very interesting, amazing what they have achieved.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place! The iron works truely are pieces of art, well worth a visit. Great place for a day out, food reasonably priced and service with a smile every time.

Thank Muntie88
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for a couple of years now with family, took my husband here with my 2 kids as he hasn't beeb before and he was really impresses. As always there was plenty to see, they had an easter egg hunt on for the children which they thoroughly enjoyed (and so did he).
And the highlight was the food, as usual it was really lovely, and a reasonable price which is what makes it so special. We always try and sit under the artificial trees and love eating in the centre of all those wonderful things in display! Staff are always friendly and attentive which gives it that special touch. We will probably go back here for many years to come with friends and family....

Thank Jroobins
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We have driven past the British Ironwork Centre several times whilst visiting family. Yesterday, Sister-in-law, who lives locally, suggested we meet her there for lunch. WOW! Can't believe what we've been missing all this time. This place is awesome! The metal sculptures are spectacular, the arts and crafts displays are truly inspirational. The food is delicious, good value and served with a smile. There are several places to sit down to eat and drink or just rest and take in the view. Comfortable leather Chesterfield sofas outside on the veranda or the back seats of a classic car made into comfy seats, all add to the quirkiness of this place. As for the "facilities" they were outstanding too. The poshest loos I've ever seen!! All this for free? YES!! There are Donation boxes and once you've walked around this centre and tasted the food, you will definitely want to donate. Fantastic

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We have been passing here on the way to our caravan for years always meaning to call in for a look but never did until today and wow can't believe what we have been missing the sculptures on show are awesome the cafe fantastic and very reasonable and the items they have for sale are beautiful definitely worth a visit can't wait to go again as there was so much to see

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