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image for Workshop/Course item typeThe Blacksmith Experience at Big Pit: National Coal Museum

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Green Dragon Environmental Scheme

Workshop/Course, from 2 Jan 2019, £30

Countryside Events - The Blacksmith Experience

Countryside Events - The Blacksmith Experience


Ever wanted to try your hand at the art of blacksmithing OR looking for a unique Christmas present for someone this year? Well, we might have the ideal experience for you at Big Pit!

Come and join Len, our Pit Blacksmith for a special hands-on experience in the Forge. Len has over 50 years experience of working as a blacksmith and working underground.

The session includes a demonstration from Len, blacksmithing tips and tricks and an opportunity to make your own fire poker or ash scraper to take home.

Sessions are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout January (except Monday 28th January) at 10am and 1pm.

Sessions last up to an hour. Maximum 2 people per session. Limited availability so call now to reserve a place: 029 2057 3650.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 21 Jan 2019 10:00 13:00
Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:00 13:00
Fri 25 Jan 2019 10:00 13:00
Wed 30 Jan 2019 10:00 13:00


Price: £30 per person, per session.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Sep - Thu 31 Jan Family of Miners
Sat 1 Sep - Thu 31 Jan From Mine to Museum Exhibition
Mon 21 Jan The Blacksmith Experience
Wed 23 Jan The Blacksmith Experience
Fri 25 Jan The Blacksmith Experience
Wed 30 Jan The Blacksmith Experience





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Map reference: SO 237087  Lat: 51.77175 Long: -3.10718

By Public Transport:
Buses run from Newport daily (Monday to Saturday) number X30.
Bus times from Newport: 8.45 am; 10.45 am; 12.45 pm ; 2.45 pm.
Return bus, leaving Big Pit: 10.55 am; 12.55 pm; 2.55 pm; 4.55 pm.

By Road:
Follow signs from the A465 and the M4 (J26 eastbound and J25 westbound)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newport station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available