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Patterson's Spade Mill Interactive Tour

Experience 250 years of spade making history at the last water powered spade mill, still in daily operation, in the UK. Engage your senses as you feel the heat of the forge, see the flames and hear the ring of hammers on steel.

  • Booking essential

On this 60 minute immersive experience, get transported back in time. Tour the mill and try out the ancient craft of blacksmithing for yourself.

You will learn some of the history of this important piece of industrial heritage.

Ever hear the phrase "knocking off time"? Find out its origin and much more.

Feel the satisfaction of taking home a piece of work forged by your own hands.

Times

Prices

Event prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Interactive Tour£20.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 £20 per person, Member or non member

Suitability

Age guidance 14+

Meeting point

Patterson's Spade Mill welcome area.

What to bring and wear

Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear leather shoes or boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty (Blacksmithing can be messy work). Blacksmithing is also thirsty work, bring water!

Accessibility

Fully accessible. Wheelchairs available upon request.

Other

£20 per person, Member or Non Member Tour is scheduled for 60 minutes but may run longer. We want everyone to take home their piece of work, which may need a little more time.

Contact info

Patterson's Spade Mill

Upcoming events

Event

4-Week Blacksmithing Course Starts Thurs February 15th, 2024 

Take time out of your hustle and bustle and try your hand at the ancient craft of blacksmithing.

Event summary

on
29 Feb to 7 Mar 2024
at
19:00 to 21:00
+ 1 other date or time
Event

Patterson's Spade Mill Guided Tour 

Witness over 250 years of spade making history at the last water powered spade mill, in daily operation, in the UK.

Event summary

on
2 Mar to 2 Nov 2024
at
11:00 to 12:00
+ 58 other dates or times
Event

1-Day Blacksmithing Courses on Saturday 9th and 23rd March 2024 

Take time out of your hustle and bustle and become a blacksmith.

Event summary

on
9 Mar to 23 Mar 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 1 other date or time