Blacksmith Experience Day

Spend a day in our working Victorian forge

Hands of people hitting hot metal on an anvil

Blacksmith Experience Day in Garston Forge

Location: Garston Forge
Length of workshop: 4 to 5 hours
Start time of workshop: 10.30 – 3.30
Number of participants: 2
Minimum age of participants: 18 years

Our Blacksmith Experience Day takes place in our Victorian forge and is led by an experienced blacksmith. You will learn the skills and basic techniques of the traditional blacksmith and make your own simple hand-forged object to take home. You will be shown how the forge works and will use an anvil, in what will be an extremely enjoyable yet physical experience. No previous experience is necessary.

What is included:

  • Entrance into the Museum
  • Tuition from an experienced blacksmith
  • All materials
  • Safety equipment
  • Tea and coffee

Please bring your own packed lunch or purchase a light lunch in our Village Kitchen (please note our catering facilities will be closed on days that the museum is not open to the general public).

Garston Forge


£160 for one person
£260 for two people booking on the same day (maximum two per day).

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Practical points:

  • Please wear clothes made from natural materials, long trousers and long sleeves
  • Please wear leather, closed fronted shoes or boots
  • Apron, gloves and safety glasses will be provided.

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