Blacksmithing 2 day workshop

Blacksmithing 2-Day Project

Sat 29 – Sun 30 July 
Sat 25 – Sun 26 November 

7am – 4pm


Closed-in boots (or steel-capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Blacksmithing Basics and Blacksmithing Intermediate

Recommended for 16 years and over

Queensland Museum Cobb+Co


Includes expert instruction, all materials and meals.

In these two-day workshops you can take your Blacksmithing skills to the next level and create a custom Damascus knife or Viking-inspired hand axe.

29 – 30 July

Create a custom Damascus knife. These knives can be identified by the hand-forged wavy, mottled pattern which runs through the blade.

25 – 26 November

Forge a bearded Viking-inspired hand axe. Learn techniques such as drawing, upsetting, squaring, rounding, forge welding and riveting, and barley twisting.

Meet your tutor

Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Queensland Museum Cobb+Co for around 20 years.

All our Hands-on Workshops have a limited number of participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require.

Spectators are welcome at all workshops.

Terms and Conditions

a hammer hitting red hot metal and releasing sparks in all directions
Blacksmithing Basics

Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools.

a hammer hitting red hot metal, releasing sparks in all directions
Blacksmithing Intermediate

After completing Blacksmithing Basics, advance your skills in this two-day workshop and create a fireside set.

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