Forged in Fire:
A few times a year, inside a heritage building in South Dunedin, you’ll see sparks fly. Literally.
If you thought blacksmithing was something left behind in the Dark Ages or Medieval Times, have we got news for you.
If you find yourself longing for the good ole days of yesteryear where everything was made with your own two (gloved) hands, a pretty solid anvil and a hammer to rival Thor’s, then you need to head to the Dunedin Gasworks Museum for its forge classes.
The industrial museum itself is part steampunker’s dream, part smithing workshop and one of the few known preserved gasworks museums in the world.
Its unique forge classes are on offer at different points throughout the year and specifically cater to beginners.
There are even parents and children/teens classes, so you and the kids can ditch the phones, get out of the house and get your Game of Thrones on.
Strike while the iron is hot and book in for your blacksmithing experience now, as spots are limited.
Upskilling is the done thing these days and how good would “blacksmithing” look under the special skills section of your CV?