Maws is an art, craft & design centre 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 art, design & crafts specialists, holistic therapists, a hair salon, a tearoom, antique & vintage shops, the Gorge Parish Council office, IT consultants and media companies.
Our courtyard is used to host events including open air concerts, World Heritage Site events, outdoor art exhibitions and seasonal fairs.
The centre complex is open 7 days a week but individual shop & studio opening times vary. Usually a selection of them 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 Maws website.
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 tearoom, enjoy walking round our peacefully attractive courtyard, or simply sit, relax and enjoy the atmospheric surroundings.