Traditional iron smelting has been practised since separating iron and ore was first discovered more than 3,000 years ago. It is still carried out even to this day in some remote parts of the world. Here, in the Chalke Valley, we will attempt this ancient and still unperfected process.
Living History encampments, Live History Live, Saturday party & fireworks, plus Pop-up History events are all FREE with your entrance to the festival. Entrance is free to those who have a paid-for talk ticket, or you can buy entrance tickets for the weekend below.
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Unless you have purchased a paid-for talk ticket, entrance tickets are required for entrance to the Festival on Saturday and Sunday. (Friday entrance is free)