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EventHave a go Blacksmithing sessions

3, 16, 23, 26 &, 30 August, 11am & 2pm
Cost £10
Suitability 11+ years
Booking 02920 573711

Do you fancy doing something a little bit different this Summer?

Why not join one of our 'Have a go' sessions with our blacksmith?  Learn basic blacksmithing skills and create a totally unique steel souvenir to take home!

Ages 11+    £10 per person   Booking essential - by phoning 02920 573711 or in the Museum shop


Blacksmith ‘taster session’ safety information

To take part in the blacksmithing taster session, participants are required to wear adequate clothing (See list below), and listen to and follow the blacksmith’s instructions with regards to working safely in the forge.

11-16 year olds are permitted to take part, on the condition that their parent/guardian is in the forge at all times during their session to provide additional supervision.

Failure to comply with the blacksmith’s safety instructions will result in the session’s cancellation.

Adequate clothing;

  • All clothing should be made from natural fibres, 100% cotton preferable.
  • Tops should be long sleeved to cover forearms.
  • Trousers should be loose fitting enough to cover the tops of footwear and full length trousers only are to be worn.
  • At the very least a sturdy pair of boots need to be worn while working in the forge, steel toe capped boots are the ideal.
  • Safety spectacles (provided) need to be worn at all times in the forge. A leather apron will also be provided.

Suitable for 11+ ages (11-16 year olds must be supervised by a parent/guardian in the forge at all times during their session)


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