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Our Show Areas

Our indoor and outdoor displays are a fancinating labyrinth open to explorers and free to enter 7 days a week.  See the amazing Spoon Gorilla, Knife Angel and so much more! 

The largest and most exciting metal work display in the country.  Find out why were rated as 5* destination by visiting our TripAdvisor page.

Address

Whitehall Estate
Aston

Oswestry
SAT NAV : SY11 4JH
(opposite the Oswestry Golf Course on the A5)

Approximately 1hr from Birmingham/Chester/Manchester. 

Open 7 Days:

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

September and March ( Winter opening hours apply )

A voluntary charitable donation of £1 would be appreciated on arrival.

Black Country Metal Works Show Area

 

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

As a company, we are very creative, and our passion is designing and redesigning fabulous new products. Bringing back to life many of the old and wonderful items of iron artwork that are no longer seen today. We have been able to delve deep, collect and recreate a huge range of stunning historical items which, otherwise, would have been lost forever. Antique and vintage products that are a joy to see and a delight to use.  

Over the years we have had the pleasure of assisting many other companies and organisations by providing them with artefacts, product 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, television dramas like Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

The exciting drama Paradise Ladies 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.

Sculptures & Animals


Our Brand New Showroom

We have everything from larger than life animals, flowers and water features, through to almost anything you could wish 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 work. 

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 hand crafted products and the diversity of things that can be made using metal. 

We offer membership, for a nominal yearly subscription, that will enable members to visit whenever they wish, enjoy a lovely cup of tea or coffee or perhaps a slice of homemade cake and benefit from discounts and special offers on anything they wish to take away with them.
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Showroom Front

We ensure members are kept up-to-date with regular newsletters and information on our shows and exhibits across the UK. 

All monies raised through the membership will be donated back into our local community, given wherever it is most needed.

We love, passionately, what we do. This wonderful resource that can be recycled time and again, is a fundamental part of our lives and a product we cannot function without. To be able to bring it to you in a million different guises is our greatest joy!

Indoor Showroom

Our Café   

The Forge Café offers a relaxing and interesting place to view the talents on display.

Set in the heart of our showroom the café allows you to rest a while on leather sofas or sit aloft on fun tractor style stools, 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 iron safari.

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!

The latest additions to our savoury menu include a range of freshly prepared hot jacket potatoes and homemade soups, from delicious classics to more luxurious and unusual flavours.

Why not stop by and sample the delights today!

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Interactive Show Areas

A new concept to our display areas are our interactive workshops. Here you can speak to our talented Blacksmith, Sculptors & Silversmith and watch them at work!

Resident Sculptors & Blacksmith Areas 

Weekend Sweet Treat

Looking for the perfect family day out? Look no further! Here at Black Country Metal Works we have something for everyone, with free ice cream for kids, an interactive forge and iron safari.

Join us this weekend, what are you waiting for? 

Classic Car Rally

This summer we are hosting a classic & vintage transport rally in one of the country’s most unusual locations.

With a duo of beautiful, classic cars in permanent residence at the Ironworks they are looking forward to welcoming fellow enthusiasts, passionate collectors and of course the wonderfully vintage vehicles.

Home to an iron safari, interactive forge and so much more the Ironworks is a wonderfully unique family destination. With a an ever growing lists of events planned for this summer, the Centre’s car rally promises to feature hundreds of show vehicles, along with all-day awards and competitions, as well as live commentary plus a Cavalcade at 1pm.

Our Projects
  • KING MIDAS
    KING MIDAS Being creative with 2,000 new pound coins Discover >
  • SPOON GORILLA
    SPOON GORILLA 40,000 spoons & 1 Giant Gorilla Discover >
  • PERCY THE PEACOCK
    PERCY THE PEACOCK Made from recycled medical instruments Discover >
  • THE KNIFE ANGEL
    THE KNIFE ANGEL A National Monument, now available to see Discover >
  • DON’T BIN IT, TIN IT
    DON’T BIN IT, TIN IT A million recycled cans & a statue of her Majesty. Coming soon. Discover >