The British Ironwork Centre is a large tourist attraction on the A5, a few miles east of Oswestry. The road to the Centre’s car park goes through a sculpture park leading to the central cluster of buildings, where there are numerous workshops for crafts people and some large galleries displaying a wide range of arts and crafts. The area given over to the BMSS National Collection is right at the heart of the Centre, on a gallery which runs the length of the café area. It is well lit from large skylights, and could not be better placed for visitors. The collection is currently shown across twenty display cabinets.
With the opening of the National Collection display at the British Ironwork Centre the BMSS now has an excellent public display once again, at a venue that attracts thousands of visitors all year round. There are plans for further expansion of the display with more cabinets, more detailed labelling and information boards. For details on the National Collection and more pictures, see the National Collection page.