Patterson's on the Road: Mount Stewart

Catch Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge out and about this summer, from historic houses to farmyard forges, see these craftsmen in situ as they bring the art of Blacksmithing to National Trust properties across Northern Ireland.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Visit Mount Stewart in Co. Down and witness the Blacksmiths of Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge at work.

Taking over the courtyard at Mount Stewart for two days visitors can enjoy the visual spectacle of this ancient craft, find out more about blacksmithing and the history of Patterson's and even try it for yourself and get a taster for what a blacksmithing class is like for as little as £15.

Patterson's will also have a selection of their handcrafted products for sale in the Visitor Reception.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Patterson's Spade Mill

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Suitability
Children must be supervised at all times
Meeting point
Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge will be located in the property's Courtyard
Other
There is no need to book. If you wish to 'give it a go' you can pay Patterson's £15 for a taster session, that'll take you through what they teach in their blacksmithing classes.

Contact Info

Name
Patterson's Spade Mill
Email
pattersons@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 02870836396

Upcoming events

Patterson's on the Road: Florence Court

Sat 09 Jul 2022
11:00-17:00
Catch Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge out and about this summer, from historic houses to farmyard forges, see these craftsmen in situ as they bring the art of Blacksmithing to National Trust properties across Northern Ireland.

Patterson's on the Road: Mount Stewart

Tue 12 Jul 2022
11:00-15:00
Catch Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge out and about this summer, from historic houses to farmyard forges, see these craftsmen in situ as they bring the art of Blacksmithing to National Trust properties across Northern Ireland.

Patterson's on the Road: Castle Ward

Sat 16 Jul 2022
11:00-17:00
Catch Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge out and about this summer, from historic houses to farmyard forges, see these craftsmen in situ as they bring the art of Blacksmithing to National Trust properties across Northern Ireland.

Patterson's on the Road: Ardress House

Sun 31 Jul 2022
11:00-16:00
Catch Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge out and about this summer, from historic houses to farmyard forges, see these craftsmen in situ as they bring the art of Blacksmithing to National Trust properties across Northern Ireland.