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Chain Bridge Forge

A Living Forge

Chain Bridge Forge is a short walk from Spalding town centre, alongside the Welland river and is open for bespoke commissions or blacksmithing workshops.

Blacksmithing Experience Days

Book an experience day at our forge and enjoy the thrill of working with hot metal!

Make something of your very own in a half-day or full-day course, from beginner to advanced level.

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Why Visit Chain Bridge Forge?

Experience something, different! Learn something new at Chain Bridge Forge. Just a short walk from the Spalding market town, a town amongst the heart of agricultural Britain, imagine being able

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Meet the Blacksmith

Ryan’s enthusiasm and dedication to his craft is shown in the vast range of high quality metalwork which is undertaken at the forge. 

Ryan started Blacksmithing at school and followed it with an apprenticeship under the watchful eye of Bob Oakes at Cold Hanworth Forge North of Lincoln and completed his Blacksmith training at Hereford College. Ryan has taught Blacksmithing at Lincoln Castle and has produced everything from domestic ironwork to sculptures. He can also do specialist conservation work.

Click below to find out more about Ryan and examples of the products and commissions we can provide.

About Chain Bridge Forge

Here at Chain Bridge Forge we have revived the Blacksmith’s craft within its original setting, and created a Living Forge. Both on site and online, we demonstrate the Blacksmithing skills and techniques that would have been used by the Chain Bridge Forge Blacksmiths, and others like them the world over.

Chain Bridge Forge is a living museum, lead by volunteers and is a non profit for profit company.  The museum is small independent museum receiving no public funding for running costs. The museum has the following themes.

  • Blacksmithing
  • Local History
  • Innovation
  • Outreach

Experience Day Gift Vouchers

Buy a blacksmithing experience day gift voucher for Chain Bridge Forge. The perfect gift for friends and family.

During their session, they’ll learn traditional blacksmithing techniques and complete their own pieces of ironwork to take home.

Suitable for individuals and couples, from beginner to advanced level.

Blacksmithing taster session