Forge Museum, Much Hadham, Herts, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
N 51° 51.218 E 000° 04.276
31U E 298306 N 5748814
Quick Description: The Forge Museum is a restored forge that is still used by a resident blacksmith.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/18/2010 2:09:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM9Q77
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
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Long Description:
The forge at Much Hadham began in 1811 when Frederick Page began as blacksmith. The Page family continued the blacksmith tradition at the forge until 1983. In 1988 the forge was transferred as a gift to the Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust. The Trust opened the forge as a museum in 1991.

As well as having many exhibits concerned with the blacksmith’s craft, the museum also has items relating local history, and to bee keeping, in particular it has a rare 19th century bee shelter. Additionally there are unique Elizabethan wall paintings in one room of the forge. The paintings depict a scene from the bible, the heraldic arms of Queen Elizabeth 1st and the arms of the Newce family. Interestingly the arms of the Newce family bear a resemblance to the flag of the USA (except the stripes are vertical!).

The museum opening hours are
April-December
Friday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
11am - 5pm, dusk in winter months.

Entrance is £3.50 adults; £1.50 children; £2.50 concessions, Family ticket £7.
Operating Status: Operating

Web Address: [Web Link]

Address:
Forge Museum
High St
Much Hadham, Herts UK


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