Blacksmithing Courses – Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle

An Introduction to Blacksmithing

This one-day course is a unique opportunity for you to try your hand at the traditional craft of blacksmithing in the beautiful surroundings of Hartlebury Castle. You will be working on an original Victorian forge which was relocated to the County Museum from Dog Lane, Bewdley in the 1960s.

Intermediate Course

New for 2024, this one-day course is perfect for those wanting to build on the skills learnt during the initial introductory day or those who already know the basics and want to extend their knowledge.

For both courses, the tutor is Paul Ashmore (AWCB, LWCB), a qualified teacher with over 30 years’ experience in blacksmithing, forge work and metals conservation. Paul has taught at the National School of Blacksmithing and was recently awarded his LWCB (licentiate) by The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, London. Paul has an in-depth knowledge of historic ironwork, with a particular interest in the collection of Bromsgrove Guild metal work held by the County Museum.