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Bronze Dagger Casting

SOLD OUT – Please email courses@wealddown.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.

The Course

After an introductory talk and a chance to look at replica tools and materials, you will prepare the moulds and begin working the furnace to cast the Bronze Age inspired daggers. At the end of the day the cleaning of the cast items begins. Advice will be given on how to fit a wooden handle to the blade.

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

Please bring suitable warm outdoor clothing and shoes as this course takes place outside.

Fee & Refreshments

£95 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open or you may bring a packed lunch.

Book course


Sun 5 September 2021




Historic Trades & Crafts