Victorian Blacksmith Experience Day

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the life of a Victorian Blacksmith in this fantastic opportunity at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

Try your hand at the most visceral of activities; pull on some gloves, pick up a hammer and feel the heat of the furnace.

As you step into the 1900s you'll be met by one of our experts before being kitted out in the authentic attire of a Victorian Blacksmith. Then, under the watchful eye of our expert, you will learn to prepare and light a coke fired forge before being taught the fundamentals of blacksmithing.

You'll be guided through the necessary steps to make your very own coat hook, fire poker and bottle opener to take home.

Once your spectacular creations are complete, take a quick trip to Mr Smitheman’s photography shop for a commemorative photograph before returning to the 21st Century.


The experience costs £250 per person (£400 for two people booking together) and runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The day also includes lunch, refreshments and museum admission.

The course is for a maximum of 2 people, aged 18 and over.

Before booking please contact us if you have any special dietary or access needs.


Terms & Conditions

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Updated 21st February 2023

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