Historic Trades and Crafts

  • Letter carving in stoneSaturday 9 March 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9.30am-5pm The course For the beginners one-day letter cutting course you will learn how to carve your own monogram or house number in stone using hand tools. Students will be shown how to draw out their own designs on paper, transfer... (more info)
  • Stone carving: ammoniteSunday 10 March 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9.30am-5pm The course Participants will be taken through the process of marking out, roughing out and finishing a relief stone carving using hand tools. This workshop is suitable for beginners who wish to develop skills in stone carving. You will work... (more info)
  • Leather beltSunday 24 March 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4.30pm The course Make a unique leather belt from English vegetable tanned leather using various techniques and finishes with a choice of buckles. The tutor Jon Lewington is a design engineer with a lifelong interest in rural trades and crafts who... (more info)
  • Leaded-light stained glassSaturday 30 March 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected]n.co.uk. 10am-4pm The course Make a small leaded stained glass panel, and learn many skills including how to cut glass to a precise pattern and join pieces using lead cames. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. The tutor David Lilly... (more info)
  • Mill experienceSaturday 6 April 2019
    9.30am-12.30pm The course Spend the morning in our 400 year old watermill. Learn the history of the mill, where it was originally built, its life as a working parish mill and its eventual gift to the Weald & Downland, including its reconstruction at the museum. Learn about the different types of mill and their common... (more info)
  • Bronze axe castingSunday 2 June 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4pm The course The course begins with a short introductory talk and handling session of replica tools and materials used in the Bronze Age. Students will prepare moulds and begin working the furnace to melt copper and tin. They will then... (more info)
  • Copper smelting and bronze axe casting weekendSaturday 29 - Sunday 30 June 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4pm The course The course begins with a short introductory talk and handling session of replica tools and materials used in the Bronze Age. Students will prepare crucibles, crush copper ore and charcoal before working the bellows to produce a lump... (more info)
  • Irons in the fireThursday 11 July 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9am-5.30pm The course The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork or poker. The tutor Martin... (more info)
  • Irons in the fireFriday 12 July 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9am-5.30pm The course The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork or poker. The tutor Martin... (more info)
  • Flint knappingSaturday 27 July 2019
    10am-4pm The course An introduction to the skill of flint knapping. You will go through the techniques and the aim of the day is for everyone to be able to go away and replicate what they have learnt. The tutors James Dilley is a PhD student at the University of Southampton, a craftsman and re-enactor... (more info)
  • Irons in the fireThursday 1 August 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9am-5.30pm The course The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork or poker. The tutor Martin... (more info)
  • Irons in the fireFriday 2 August 2019
    FULL
    9am-5.30pm The course The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork or poker. The tutor Martin Fox’s background includes training as an architect, a degree in art history, and working... (more info)
  • Mill experienceSunday 1 September 2019
    9.30am-12.30pm The course Spend the morning in our 400 year old watermill. Learn the history of the mill, where it was originally built, its life as a working parish mill and its eventual gift to the Weald & Downland, including its reconstruction at the museum. Learn about the different types of mill and their common... (more info)
  • Irons in the fireThursday 3 October 2019
    FULL
    9am – 5.30pm The course The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork or poker. The tutor Martin Fox’s background includes training as an architect, a degree in art history,... (more info)
  • Make a Pyecombe style crookFriday 4 October 2019
    FULL
    9am-5.30pm The course The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a Pyecombe Crook to take home with them. The tutor Martin Fox’s background includes training as an architect, a degree in art history,... (more info)
  • Mill experienceSaturday 12 October 2019
    9.30am-12.30pm The course Spend the morning in our 400 year old watermill. Learn the history of the mill, where it was originally built, its life as a working parish mill and its eventual gift to the Weald & Downland, including its reconstruction at the museum. Learn about the different types of mill and their common... (more info)
  • Stone carving: green manSaturday 26 - Sunday 27 October 2019
    9.30-5pm The course A two-day workshop teaching participants how to mark out, rough out and finish a Green Man design in Bath stone. The course will give people the opportunity to either carve their own design or copy carve one using a template. The course will also cover carving techniques, sharpening and look at where... (more info)