Shopping in Ironbridge & Telford
You will find a mix of shopping centres, independent shops and market stalls in the local area.
From Telford Shopping Centre with 150 shops under one roof to local market towns of Ironbridge, Wellington and Bridgnorth. The Wharfage in Ironbridge, which runs alongside the River Severn has a host of individual shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops where you can easily lose an afternoon!
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum gift shops offer a range of unique items called Made in the Gorge, all of which are made by local artisans, such as Nikki Williams from Kinki Glass at Jackfield’s Fusion creative arts centre. 18 miles from the Ironbridge Gorge in Shrewsbury you’ll find pretty boutiques, eateries and historic Tudor buildings.
Telford Shopping Centre
With 175 high street stores including modern fashion from Debenhams, House of Fraser, H&M and Zara, you will find all your shopping needs catered for under one roof and on one level.
There are regular farmers markets and fashion shows held in the square under the famous frog clock – which provides entertainment once an hour! The centre caters well for disabled shoppers and families with pushchairs. It is located next to the Southwater development and Town Park, providing entertainment for all ages.
Telford Shopping Centre Opening Hours:
|Mon-Sat||9.00am – 6.00pm|
|Thursdays||9.00am – 8.00pm|
|Sundays||11.00am – 5.00m|
|Bank Hols||10.00am – 5.00pm|
The Name Shop
Relive your names origins with a Name History Scroll detailing the history of your name and the oldest Coat of Arms & Crest produced in 90 seconds . 1 Million names available some in different languages .
Marriage & Anniversary Celebrations beautifully hand painted to order .
First Name meanings , a Family Tree Chart or 1881 Census print of where your name was all available in the shop as well as a selection of crystal . . Gary the owner is a member of The Society of Genealogists .Read More
Maws Craft Centre
The remaining factory buildings of Maw & Co (once the world’s largest tile manufacturer) now have a new lease of life as the Maws Craft Centre which houses 20 arts, craft and design businesses.
Many of the resident workshops specialize in producing unique designs and gifts and also undertake commissions. Our large courtyard is where we host annual events including Glenn Miller Evenings, Jackfield Brass Band Concerts, World Heritage Events, Outdoor Art Exhibitions, and Seasonal Markets.Read More
Shropshire has a wealth of magnificent market towns, with many still holding street and covered markets under charters granted hundreds of years ago.
The traditional local markets offer all kinds of items, including tasty local produce and amazing arts and crafts. In addition a special farmers market is held in Newport on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Ribbon of Creativity
For centuries the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge has been an inspiring destination for creativity and in particular the flourishing tile and ceramics industries.
Today as a World Heritage Site, the tradition of creative skills lives on as many crafts people and artists have once again chosen to work here.
The characteristic, Victorian brick buildings were originally constructed as a foundry by the Coalbrookdale Company in 1898.
For over 75 years the factory has been the home of Merrythought Limited - England's oldest and most prestigious manufacturers of collectible hand made toys.