Opening times for 11 December 2023
Asset Opening time Finch Foundry Closed
Entry by guided tour only. Tours start at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Last entry 1 hour before closing.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Foundry tour - from Wednesday 20 March 2024
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £9.90 £9.00 Child £5.00 £4.50 Family £24.80 £22.50 Family, one adult £14.90 £13.50
Second-hand bookshop in the roundhouse, outside visitor welcome, free to enter
Tours of Finch Foundry take in the gallery, launder, forge and carpenter's workshop. Please make tour guide aware of any special requirements
Access to the car park is restricted - 2.3m high and 2m wide (7' 5” x 6' 5”). Free parking, no overnight parking allowed
Unisex toilets in visitor welcome area
Dogs on leads welcome in all areas, please be aware that it can get very loud inside the forge when the machinery is working
Parking drop-off point. Car park height and width restriction: 2.3m by 2m. Grounds and buildings partly accessible. Machinery loud when running.
Unisex toilet in visitor welcome area has handrails but does not comply fully with accessibility requirements
Fixed induction loop at till point, portable induction loop available on request for guided tours
One accessible parking space on right side of car park, gravel surface, 30m walk to visitor welcome on various surfaces
Seating available throughout foundry, picnic tables in garden
Drop-off is possible outside visitor welcome, either at end of restricted entrance to car park, or on main road
Level access to visitor welcome (with a viewing window into the forge); the carpenter’s workshop (with a window onto the launder); and the toilets. The forge has some uneven steps and an uneven floor of compacted ash. The gallery is accessed by either uneven stone steps or a narrow wooden staircase
Four miles east of Okehampton off A30
Parking: Access to the car park is restricted - 2.3m high and 2m wide (7' 5” x 6' 5”). Free. Designated accessible parking available. No overnight parking allowed.
The 180-mile Tarka Trail goes through Sticklepath, a two minute walk from Finch Foundry.
Okehampton, 4 miles
Services between Okehampton (including train station) and Exeter or Newton Abbot.
Stagecoach SW 6A and Country Bus 178. Visit www.travelinesw.com for times.
National Cycle Network Route 28
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The last working water-powered forge in England. Run by the enterprising Finch family in the 19th century.
Workshop filled with a range of edge tools, made over the years at Finch Foundry, for local industries.
Small cottage-style garden and lawn with picnic tables.
Decorative, thatched, wooden house built in the 19th century for Tom Pearce and moved to Finch Foundry in 1974.
A range of books to browse ranging from gardening, to novels to history.
Take a guided tour of Finch Foundry to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the last working water-powered forge in England and hear the stories of the people who worked there.
There are a range of second-hand books for sale in the roundhouse, open 10.30am to 3.30pm, found just outside visitor welcome. Every penny you spend or book you donate helps us to preserve this unique place.
A doorway to Dartmoor's industrial past. Take a guided tour of Finch Foundry to experience the sights, sounds and smells of one of the South West's most successful edge tool industries; which at its peak produced around 400 tools a day. Inspect the waterwheels that powered massive hammers, giant shears and a huge sharpening stone. Get an insight into the life of workers in the 19th century and learn about the enterprising Finch family.
Learn how Finch Foundry rose from humble origins to a key site in the British tool industry, under the leadership of various generations of the enterprising Finch family.