Finch Foundry

Important notice -

Finch Foundry is open from Tuesday 1 June, by pre-booked tour only, subject to government guidance. You will need to book your visit in advance. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

The last working water-powered forge in England

Finch Foundry

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

Finch Foundry will reopen from Tuesday 1 June for guided tours. You’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday from 28 May. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

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Finch Foundry


The Finch's

A billhook being used for hedging

Tools for the job 

Spring time tools for farmers, thatchers and gardeners.

Tools on display at Finch Foundry, Devon

The missing 34 years 

What happened to Finch Foundry when the Finch family business closed down?

Finch Foundry

Art and collections

Rebecca's chair, Finch Foundry, Devon

Rebecca's chair 

Rebecca Finch owned and ran Finch Foundry from 1885 to 1891. Although this was a short period of time, Rebecca made big changes to the business.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Finch Foundry on the National Trust Collections website