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Forge Experience Day - Sold Out

25 May - 25 May 2019

Forge Experience Day - Sold Out

25 May - 25 May 2019

This Experience has now sold out - See our other Experience Days

A "hands on" experience of Blacksmithing under the experienced guidance of our Locksmith Demonstrator.

Set in the atmospheric Edwardian house and lockmaking workshops of the Hodson family – experience life of one of the many family businesses that made Willenhall the heart of lockmaking since the Industrial Revolution. Our Locksmith will introduce you to the forge, show you the basic  forging tools and how to use them. 

Experience lockmaking and learn how to forge a point, a flat and a bend into a piece of metal, some of the key elements to forging a padlock.

Enjoy some light refreshments as we serve up lunch and, as a souvenir of your experience, you will be able to take home a bar padlock and nails.

Please note this event is not at Black Country Living Museum, and takes place at: The Locksmith's House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, WV13 2DA

To find out more about The Locksmith's House click here

Prices & Booking Details

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Location: The Locksmith's House, 54 New Road, Willenhall, WV13 2DA

Times: 10am to 3pm

Availability: 2 people max.

Price: £130 incl VAT (includes lunch).

Course Tutor: Blacksmith & Lockmaker, Andy Middlebrook

We will provide you with an apron and gloves to wear on the day, but you will need to come in a pair of heavy dark coloured trousers, comfortable & warm clothing especially if attending in winter months. If you have safety boots please wear them,  if not we can provide them if you let us know your size.

Important Notice: You will be dealing with furnaces which can be hazardous. When booking please ask more about the physical demands of fully participating in all the elements of this experience.

Please note: Each ticket includes one complimentary ticket for one guest observer to join you on your experience. If you would like to bring a guest observer with you, please contact our sales and ticketing team on 0121 520 8054 to confirm details.  


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