Blacksmith Experience Day

Spend a day in our working Victorian forge

Chiltern Open Air Museum Blacksmith Experience Day

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 Days take place in our Victorian forge and are led by our experienced blacksmiths. 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 the Furniture Factory Tea Rooms (please note our tea room will be closed November-March).

Garston Forge

Prices

£140 for one person
£240 for two people booking on the same day (maximum two per day).

Available 2017 Dates

Saturday 5th August: SOLD OUT
Sunday 6th August:
SOLD OUT
Sunday 20th August: SOLD OUT
Friday 1st September:
2 spaces available
Saturday 2nd September: SOLD OUT
Sunday 3rd September: SOLD OUT
Friday 8th September: SOLD OUT
Sunday 10th September: 2 spaces available
Friday 15th September: 2 spaces available
Sunday 17th September: SOLD OUT
Sunday 24th September: SOLD OUT
Saturday 30th September: SOLD OUT
Sunday 1st October: SOLD OUT
Sunday 8th October: SOLD OUT
Sunday 22nd October: SOLD OUT

To book one of the above dates please purchase your gift experience voucher via our online shop and then email Sarah at experiencedays@coam.org.uk with your preferred date.

Terms and Conditions

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.

Blacksmith experience day

Selected images by Charles Abbott.

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