"a crafty little secret in the gorge"



Maws Craft Centre is  situated in the picturesque Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 1.5 miles from the historic Iron Bridge and housed in the refurbished Victorian tile factory of Maw & Co, once the world's largest tile manufacturer. The centre comprises independently run studios housing an eclectic mix of arts & crafts specialists and holistic therapists, together with our popular tearoom.

Our courtyard is used to host events including open air concerts, World Heritage Site events, outdoor art exhibitions and seasonal fairs.    

The craft centre complex is open 7 days a week but individual shop & studio opening times vary. Usually a  selection of shops & studios can be found open most afternoons, the best time to visit is from 12 to 3pm. If you want to see a particular shop or artist please check with them before travelling any distance. Contact details and individual shop opening times can be found on the studios page of this website. The tearoom is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. We offer the added bonus of no admission fee and free parking to make your visit with us more enjoyable. So please come and visit our studios and café, enjoy walking round our peacefully attractive courtyard, or simply sit, relax and enjoy the atmospheric surroundings. 


Please note that before you come to Maws Craft Centre you will be driving through the Jackfield Stabilisation Project site. The project is a massive three year undertaking due for completion in 2016. The section of the road between the Jackfield Tile Museum and Maws disappeared in the 1980s landslip and a temporary road was put in by using the tract previously used by the railway line. This “temporary” road then remained for 30 years and deteriorated badly because of the area of active landslip it is in. In the last few years it resembled a roller coaster ride more than a flat rail line. The landslip area has now been stabilised, a new temporary road has been put in which is much wider and flatter than the old road and a new permanent road is being constructed. The project also includes works to the river bank to prevent erosion, new foot paths, grouting of mine workings and land drainage.

Throughout the duration of the project craft centre shops will be open as usual - please come and visit and support our shops and café!

For more information please see http://www.telford.gov.uk/jackfieldstabilisationproject

 new road taking shape September 2015

Maws Craft Centre (Jackfield) Ltd, Unit B31, Maws Craft Centre, Jackfield, Telford, TF8 7LS

Tel: 01952 883030


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