‘FORGING AHEAD: New Perspectives on Heritage Ironwork’

Event Description

We are excited to announce our inaugural Conference, kindly hosted by the V&A in their lecture theatre, celebrating 10 years of the National Heritage Ironwork Group in the home of the nation’s most inspiring ironwork collection.

This world-class opportunity will be the highlight of your ironwork year, offering fresh insights, new perspectives and stimulating discussion.


  • Key-note speakers: craft & conservation professionals
  • 10-minute champions
  • Question panel
  • Behind the scenes tour
  • After-party celebrating our 10th anniversary

Standard ticket: £55 (£50 member)

Early Bird: £40 (£35 member)

Students: £20

Early Bird tickets are limited so book soon to secure one. MEMBER DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE, so join up if you haven’t already done so to benefit.

Please note: ticket price does NOT include lunch which can be purchased from the Museum cafe.

Morning refreshments are included in ticket price.



If you plan to stay overnight in London there are plenty of mid and high-end options around Kensington.  Budget options are harder to find, but the following seem to offer best value:


Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

K Hotel Kensington

Ibis Styles London Gloucester Road


For groups of students or those on a tight budget, these hostels offer dorm rooms and some limited single/double private rooms.  BOOK EARLY – they sell out fast.

Astor Hostels Hyde Park

Meininger Hotel Hyde Park

These are both within a 15 minute walk of the V&A and the after-party venue.  Slightly further afield but in a lovely setting is:

Safestay Holland Park



Please join us after the Conference for food & drink & convivial chat at The Anglesea Arms from 6pm until late.  Food and a drink included in ticket price. Unlimited drinks available to purchase thereafter!  Space is limited so book early to secure your place.  Book your ticket for the after party here.


Alicia Robinson, Senior Curator at the V&A, will be leading ‘Highlights of the Collection’ tours on Wednesday 13th November at 2pm AND 3.30pm.  BOOK HERE

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Bookings must be made at least 15 working days in advance of the course date accompanied by payment in full. Once your booking form and payment have been received a receipt will be sent out. In the event of cancellation by the customer please notify the NHIG Secretary immediately using the below contact details as the following charges will apply: ➣ 14 working days or less before the date – 100% of the cost ➣ More than 14 working days before the date – 15% retention for admin ☐ The NHIG reserves the right to cancel the course with 14 working days notice if sufficient delegate numbers have not been confirmed. ☐ The NHIG and venue provider do not accept liability for personal injury to, or the loss or damage of clothing, equipment or other property belonging to persons attending the course.

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