Come and see us tomorrow, Sunday between 11 and 3 and help us celebrate 5 years.
Chain Bridge Forge Museum has been open to the public for 5 years this weekend. A big thank you to the Funders (Heritage Lottery Fund, Dulverton, Museum Development East Midlands, East Midlands Museum Service, Springfields through their S106 funding, Councillors funding and the very kind donation made by the community in both money and treasured artefacts. Also we must not forget the over 100 volunteers who have been involved in the project and have achieved so much. Not minimum of which is becoming an Accredited Museum.
The Forge has not only provided Blacksmithing demonstrations, it has also enabled over 1500 coat hooks to be made with young people. I am sure Mums are pleased as they no longer have to pick up coats from the floor. We have also done adult tasters and taken on commissions which has enabled us to survive.
Just a small sample of the items made:
We have also been funded to create an Innovation Area. This area has 3D printers, scanners and Virtual Reality.
The Forge has also worked with the University of Lincoln and created a Virtual Reality Blacksmith. Click here to see the video.
The Forge also has a portable Forge which it takes out to events and has become a regular at such events like Heckington Show. We also give talks and would be happy to come to your group to talk about Blacksmithing, Forge and local history.
This website now boasts over 7000 records in documents, oral histories or photos etc in this website and has a total of 352,611 views and 641 comments. We are always open to new content.
The Forge also has a programme for the future and today we have National Trust working with us and Moulton Mill and Pinchbeck Pumping Museum to improve our offering. So if you think you could spare a couple of hours a week please contact us.