Magister Huber and team with the Notre Dame hinge

Craft and Conservation Talks

Over the weekend at BathIRON, we have a really varied and interesting programme of talks by blacksmiths and conservators, all focused around ironwork.  Come along to the Council Chamber at the Guildhall and find out what it’s like in the workshop of a modern blacksmith, discover what’s involved in a major heritage restoration project, hear fascinating insights about inspiration and practice, as well as the challenging decisions on the front-line of conservation.  Featuring a guest appearance by Magister Walfrid Huber, the renowned Austrian blacksmith who recreated the extraordinarily intricate ironwork on the doors of Notre Dame, these talks are OPEN TO ALL.  Please come along!


Marc Allum of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow


1 day: £20

2 days: £30

£5 per talk on the door subject to availability (cash in Guildhall or card payments in Parade Gardens)





Notice of change of programme for talks on Sat 16 June:

10:00 talk has changed to:

Simon Bushell The Nowhere Forge- A Travelling Blacksmith

14:00 Shona Johnson will still be talking but about Ratho Byers Forge:A Case Study not Forging in Memphis.