Try It Yourself

Join one of our taster sessions and work with our resident blacksmith to try this traditional trade and make your own item to take home with you.


Treat Yourself

Give your home or garden the individual touch and treat yourself to one of the beautiful pieces which our resident blacksmith has created at the forge.

Chain Bridge Forge

Bringing history to life…

Chain Bridge Forge is a living museum where our resident blacksmith still practices this traditional trade – forging beautiful pieces and teaching a new generation about what life was like in days gone by.

Admission to the museum is free, so enjoy a day to remember and plan your visit now.

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About the Forge

Here at Chain Bridge Forge we have revived the Blacksmith’s craft within its original setting, and created a Living Forge. Both on site and online, we demonstrate the blacksmithing skills and techniques that would have been used by the Chain Bridge Forge Blacksmiths, and others like them the world over.

Forge History

For centuries blacksmiths were at the centre of every community, providing the essential services of shoeing horses, making and mending metal tools  and wheels. The Forge is a fascinating example with many original features and closely tied to Spalding’s history as a port and market town.

Resident Blacksmith

Chainbridge Forge’s resident blacksmith believes in keeping the old tradition of blacksmithing alive and is keen to pass on his skills to future generations. Chain Bridge Forge has a proud tradition of blacksmiths which dates back to the mid 1700s.

Latest News from the Forge

New Art Installation at the Forge

New Art Installation at the Forge

Jeni Cairns has delivered the first of 3 art installation outside Chain Bridge Forge. The remaining two installations will be installed at Moulton Mill and Pinchbeck Pumping Station. The installation at the Forge depicts the work of the Blacksmith and the last...

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Knife Making at the Forge

Knife Making at the Forge

Taster Day in Chain Bridge Forge yesterday. knife making. Ryan worked with a volunteer to first fire weld 5 layer of steel. The resulting ingot was the cut again fire welded together to create an ingot with 55 layer. This was formed to create the knife. A little bit...

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Special Weathervane

Special Weathervane

A special Weathervane for a special customer and yes it is a three humped camel. Called a Humphrey so is its owner. If you would like a bespoke Weathervane please call me on 07960587724

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Happy Visitors

I was really pleased to see that all of you had done such a great job of getting the place going again, I hope it stays operational for years – its so important that it does, and what a credit to everyone involved. -Andy Saunders

As a Spaldonian of more than 50 years’ standing, but now an exile in the far north of Scotland for the last 20 years, I was delighted to discover that Chain Bridge Forge has been made into a living, working museum -Mike George

I would like to extend my hearty thanks to the blokes who had my two daughters and myself making our own coat hooks today. An excellent experience that will be treasured. We will be back again in the future o learn more. -aussiemike

Contact Chain Bridge Forge

Visit us, email us or give us a call to find out more about what’s on offer at Chain Bridge Forge.


Chain Bridge Forge, High Street, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1TX.

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07960 587724.

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