Patterson's on the Road: Ardress House
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 Ardress House in Co. Armagh and witness the Blacksmiths of Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge bring the smithy back to life!
Last lit six years ago, we're excited to welcome visitors to take a step back in time as they watch the forge re-ignited and enjoy the visual spectacle of the blacksmiths at work.
Patterson's will also have a selection of their handcrafted products for sale in the Visitor Reception.
- Event ticket prices
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:
|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.
- Children must be supervised at all times
- Meeting point
- Patterson's Spade Mill and Forge will be located in the Forge near the property's farmyard.