Blacksmithing courses

Learn the ancient art of blacksmithing in our 100 year old forge with our resident blacksmith, Tim Goddard. Tim has been a blacksmith for over 20 years and runs these courses exclusively for Avoncroft Museum.

Whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced, there is a course to suit you. Please download our leaflet for more information or email to make a booking.

pdf icon Blacksmithing Leaflet


Looking for a special gift?

For Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries (the 6th wedding anniversary is iron!) blacksmithing course gift vouchers are available. After receiving their voucher, recipients can arrange a date to attend the course at a convenient time for them. Vouchers valid for 12 months from date of purchase.


  • Introduction Course (One Day) - £115 Non-members; £100 Members.
  • Home and Garden Course (Two Days) – £195 Non-members; £175 Members.
  • Country House Course (Three Days) – £275 Non-members; £255 Members.
  • Organic Forms Course (Three Days) – £275 Non-members; £255 Members.

All materials and lunch are included in the price.


Feedback from blacksmithing students

“A very knowledgable tutor, delivered in a well balanced manner”

“The whole day was very engaging – Great Fun”

“The best thing was being able to really have a go myself! I’ll be back for more!”