2022 Open
Days

Visiting the
Forge

How to
get here

Book your tickets

Come and discover the sights and sounds of a running water powered Forge in the heart of the North Worcestershire countryside. 

Learn how the Forge ran, what items it produced, and who for. 

See the harnessed power of running water and feel the ground move as the machinery goes to work.

Experience the finished articles produced by skilled craftsmen.

2022 Open Days

Open days for 2022 are expected to be as follows:

  • 18th April – Easter Monday
  • 8th May – National Mills Weekend
  • 12th June
  • 10th July
  • 14th August
  • 11th September

Due to the continuing prevalence of COVID-19, we may need to amend these dates at short notice. Details of any changes will be posted here and on our social media.

Given the ongoing pandemic we are constantly reviewing our availability to open, and do request that all visitors follow current government guidance in regard to face coverings, hand washing and social distancing.

We hope to see you at an open day soon.

Visiting the Forge

Churchill Forge is open to the public on Easter Monday, and then every second Sunday up to and including September from 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4:30pm). Please be mindful that we have no onsite parking, the nearest parking can be found in the village a 2-3 minute walk from the Forge.

Admission is £5 per person, with under 14s entering for free. All admission fees contribute towards the restoration and maintenance of the site. You can either pay on the day by cash or card, or buy your tickets in advance through our website.

A range of souvenirs are available at the Forge including technical drawings, postcards and souvenir coffee mugs and refreshments on site at the Water Mill Cafe. We have basic facilities accessible from the top pathway.

IMPORTANTAccess to the main areas of the Forge is by a flight of steep steps and the floors of the working area of uneven. We regret that disabled access is therefore very limited.

Group Visits and Presentations

Outside of our public open days, we also welcome private group bookings by arrangement, and also give talks to clubs and societies on the history and restoration of the forge.

Private tours cost £50 for up to 10 people with further places at an additional £5 a head. Discounts are available for schools and educational establishments. When arranging a tour, why not make a morning or afternoon of it, and allow us to put on a spread from teas and coffees, to light cold buffets.

For further details please phone Bryony Hayward on 01562 700572 or on 07881 587786 or email her at bryony@churchillforge.org.uk (or via our Facebook page).

How to get here

Churchill Forge is located in the village of Churchill, North Worcestershire, just off the A456 (Kidderminster to Hagley Road).

The Forge can be found a short distance along a drive off Churchill Lane. The turning is about 400 meters after Churchill church when coming from the direction of Blakedown, shortly before the junction with Stakenbridge Lane. The entrance is clearly signposted on open days.

The nearest railway station is at Blakedown (approximately one mile away) from which trains run regularly to Stourbridge and Birmingham and to Kidderminster and Worcester.

The Forge can be found on Ordnance Survey Maps at grid reference: SO882795.

Visitors arriving by car should note that there is no parking space available along the drive to the Forge.  Parking off Churchill Lane opposite to the drive is available and will be signposted on open days.