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Open seven days a week, our indoor and outdoor displays are a fascinating labyrinth open to explorers of all ages. Whether you're looking to view a particular product in the flesh or you're just looking for a day out with difference, our visitor centre is so much more than just a hub of products - it's a full-on adventure! Our Centre is one of the largest and most exciting metalwork displays in the country.  Find out why we’re rated as a 5* destination by visiting our TripAdvisor page

Open Hours

Showroom & Cafe Opening Times
Monday to Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Reception & Offices
Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Bank Holidays (Including Good Friday & Easter Monday)       10:00am - 4:00pm
Easter Sunday CLOSED
Christmas Opening Times
23rd December CLOSED
2nd January Re-OPEN

 

Please note that for September and March winter opening hours apply.

During times of adverse weather conditions, and throughout public holidays, please do check our Facebook page for live updates and information about opening. Facebook updates are posted throughout the day to ensure you stay informed.

To ensure your visit is as enjoyable and as fulfilling as possible, please ring ahead to make sure any items you are interested in are available in the size and finish that you want. Please make a note of the person’s name that you corresponded with.

Address

Whitehall Estate
Aston
Oswestry
SY11 4JH 

We are approximately one hour away from Birmingham, Chester, and Manchester. 

Do I have to pay to enter?

No, all entries are donation only, but you do need to be a member first as we are a member’s site. Membership costs just £2.00 and entitles you to a 12-month membership card, donation-only entry and 10% off goods and refreshments in our showroom and café. Anyone wishing to be a day visitor can obtain a day pass. These cost £1.50 per visit with no privileges or discounts on goods. Membership cards are available from our meet and greet entrance upon arrival. 

Showrooms

As a company, we are very creative, and our passion lies within the designing and redesigning of fabulous new products. We aim to bring life back to many of the old and wonderful items of iron artwork that are no longer seen today, as well as breathe new life into the world of modern metalwork.

We have been able to delve deep, collect and recreate a huge range of stunning historical items which, otherwise, would have been lost forever. We pride ourselves on antique and vintage products that are a joy to see and a delight to use, as well as developing more contemporary pieces for the modernist home out there. 

Indoor Showroom

Over the years we have had the pleasure of assisting many other companies and organisations by providing them with artefacts, products and props that we have been able to reproduce in stunning, and almost original, quality. We are proud to say that our products can be seen in films such as Nanny McPhee and the all-star cast Murder on the Orient Express 2017 remake, as well as television dramas like Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. The exciting BBC drama The Paradise was provided with our exquisite Victorian lamp posts and lanterns. Our stunning lacework pavilions, gazebos and tree seats have also been featured with Alan Titchmarsh on Love Your Garden with the Royal Alexandria Gazebo displayed at the renowned Grand Designs show, held at the Birmingham NEC.

Showrooms

Showrooms

We have everything from larger than life animals, flowers and water features, through to almost anything you could imagine for the home, garden and grounds. Not only do we make strong, beautiful hardware that is built to last, but we have created delicate fretwork and hand-wrought scroll detailing for particular items too. 

We now feel we can make an even bigger contribution to our local community by opening our doors and sharing what we do with anyone who would like to come along and see for themselves the beauty that can be found in handcrafted products, and the diversity of things that can be made using metal. 

Sculpture Park

Alongside our indoor and outdoor showroom areas, we also dedicate a large span of land to our Sculpture Park. The only one of its kind within the Shropshire region, our parklands offer a beautifully diverse and fascinating array of handcrafted sculpture pieces which have been made by artists from all across the world. 

From our Metal Safari featuring all things wild animals, each life-sized and crafted from recycled sheet metals, to our delicate gazebos, each impressive with their large size and handcrafted scrollwork and detailing, our Sculpture Park offers something truly unique for everyone to see. And, if you find yourself falling in love with a particular piece, you may even end up going home with a crocodile in your car boot! 

Metal Safari Park

Our Sculpture Park is also home to some more famous sculpture pieces such as the Spoon Gorilla and the Knife Angel, designed to tackle various national issues. Definitely worth seeing in the flesh, these incredible sculptures have been crafted from the likes of knives, spoons, one-pound coins and obsolete hospital equipment.

Whilst we are home to these sculptures, they do go out on intermittent tours across the UK. Before visiting us to see a particular piece, please do get in contact to ensure that it will be here for you to view. You can find out more about these unique sculpture projects on our projects page

Our Sculpture Projects

Forge Cafe

The Forge Café offers a relaxing and interesting place to take a break whilst viewing all the beautiful items on display. Set in the heart of our indoor showroom, the Forge Café allows you to rest a while on leather sofas or sit aloft on fun tractor style stools whilst enjoying a hot brew and a homemade cake or meal.

The Forge Cafe

We also have a large outdoor seating area both on the covered veranda or out on the terrace that enables visitors to enjoy al fresco dining whilst taking in views of the Metal Safari. Here you’ll find our outdoor Cabana serving an array of drinks and our ice-cream parlour, offering a large selection of classic and unique flavours. 

The café serves a delicious range of fresh bean-to-cup coffee as well as high quality loose-leaf tea and, for those with a sweet tooth, we have a wide range of scrumptious homemade cakes, bakes and treats to cater for almost everyone!

Forge Cafe

Forge Cafe

Our savoury menus, served at breakfast and throughout the day, feature a range of freshly prepared meals including homemade soups, daily specials, fresh burgers and many other choices, from delicious classics to more luxurious and unusual flavours. We also offer something for all dietary requirements, including vegan and gluten-free options. Why not give our full English breakfast a try? 

Artist Village

Home to an array of artisans of all different creative disciplines, our Artist Village is dedicated to providing local artists with a platform to explore their creativity within a public space whilst allowing our visitors to have a ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse. Our Artist Village includes full workshops, pop-up shops and special days dedicated to celebrating particular artforms. If you are visiting us to meet a specific artisan, please get in touch beforehand to ensure that the artist is available. 

Artisans

From our Blacksmith forge to our Silversmithing workshop, Pottery room and Airbrushing studio, we have a fascinating and varied selection of artisans at our centre for you to meet, watch at work and interact with. The village is the central hub for many of the more creative and traditionally crafted pieces seen throughout our website.

If you’re looking for that added bit of creative adventure, why not explore our Blacksmith Experiences? Ideal for those creatives out there wanting to put their skills to the forge and create something unique for themselves. 

Our Projects
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