Blacksmithing and Steam Day at the Waterworks Museum
Blacksmithing and Steam Day at the Waterworks Museum: Celebrating the Blacksmithing Craft
A new event with the theme of “Water” will be held at the Waterworks Museum in Hereford on 28 May to celebrate artist blacksmithing, Hereford’s industrial heritage and the importance of water.
Visitors will be able to learn about the remarkable blacksmithing tradition, and watch in amazement as some seriously talented people from Herefordshire and beyond, create some incredible artistic responses to the theme of water. The Museum’s steam engines will be running, along with other engines and pumps. There’ll be plenty for children too with the Play and Learn Water Park, and the Story of Water and Freddie the Frog trails.
The Blacksmithing event is part of a larger series of “Forge-Ins”. These forge-ins are places where blacksmiths can get together to forge iron, learn skills, share ideas, and network and catch up with friends. Often these events are away from the limelight in the dark depths of someone’s workshop. However, Hereford is the base for the Hereford Anvils at Hereford College of Arts, and the National School of Blacksmithing, both leaders in forge work education, putting Herefordshire at the heart of excellence in forged metal.
Event organiser Stan Lawler is working with his college tutors and the British Artist Blacksmith Association to deliver this spectacular event. Stan is in his final year of the Blacksmithing diploma at the National School of Blacksmithing, a volunteer engineer and Trustee at the Waterworks Museum Hereford, and explains “I love industrial heritage and forging hot metal, as I am sure many of you do too! I am so excited to share the craft“
For event and admission details see www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk or phone 01432 342192.
Fees & Tickets
Adult: £9.00 Senior: £8.00 Student: £4.00 Under 16s: Free Admission
Event LocationWaterworks Museum - Hereford Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LJ
Organiser: Waterworks Museum – Hereford