Bronze casting

Bronze Dagger Casting – Sold Out

This course is fully booked.  Please email courses@wealddown.co.uk or call 01243 811021 if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

The Course

On the workshop you will learn how to prepare your own mould, work the leather bellows on the charcoal fuelled furnace. You will then cast the liquid metal into your mould to produce a replica Bronze Age dagger blade to take home at the end of the day. You will then be given Bronze Age filing and cleaning tools to begin working on your blade. Advice will also be given on how to fit a wooden handle to your dagger blade at home.

The Tutor

Dr James Dilley, an experimental archaeologist and craftsman, specialising in prehistoric technologies. In 2009 he founded Ancient Craft, his business aimed at educating and reconnecting people to their prehistoric heritage. James has gained a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Southampton and has worked with numerous museums, schools and heritage sites. His work is displayed at The British Museum and Stonehenge and he has worked with several high profile media companies such as the BBC, National Geographic, New Scientist and Dorling Kindersley Publishing.

Participant Information

This course takes place outdoors. Students must wear suitable footwear that fully covers the foot, walking or work boots are ideal. Students must also have trousers and a long sleeve top available or worn during the workshop.

Fee & Refreshments

£130 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have and dietary requirements. The Museum cafe will be open or you may wish to bring a packed lunch.

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Sat 19 October 2024






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