NEW: As a first step to restoring the machinery in the forge into working order we are delighted to announce that the large press is now working and will be demonstrated to visitors at open days.
Toilets are now available as well as off road parking opposite the entrance to the lane leading to the site (clearly signposted on open days). Also, enjoy a drink or light refeshment at the Water Mill Cafe.
Owing to the current restrictions related to the Covid-19 outbreak we are not at present able to open to the public.
In line with the government roadmap we are hoping to resume our programme of open days from Sunday the 8 August 2021 with open days thereafter on the second Sunday of the month through to October. On these days the forge will be open from 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4:30pm).
Please note, however, that this may change depending on the overall situation. Please check here or confirm the status before visiting.
Churchill Forge water mill was one of the last working water powered forge mills in Britain, producing metal tools such as spades, shovels and ladles until the early 1970s.
Since closing as a going concern it has been maintained by a group of volunteers as an important example of the industrial heritage of the West Midlands.
The forge is opened to the public at selected days through the summer when visitors can see the water wheels turning. Open days are normally held on Easter Monday and the on the second Sunday of each of the following months until October, except August.
Visits by private groups are possible by arrangement and members of trust are also happy to present on the history of the forge at meetings of clubs and societies. Click on “Visiting” for more information.