Angaston Blacksmith Shop & Museum

Angaston Blacksmith Shop & Museum

Angaston Blacksmith Shop & Museum
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Children's MuseumsHistory Museums
Saturday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The sound of a hammer tapping on the anvil drifts out into the street and invites you to step back to a time when the blacksmith was the 'king of trades'. Watch the bellows fuel the fire as the smithy works at the forge to craft red hot metal in to useful and artistic objects. This working museum is a testament to what was once an essential trade in village life. A business established in the 1870s by the Doddridge family, it was a place of ideas and work. Young and old alike would come to witness the expertise and listen to the stories of the blacksmith. This special place is an extraordinary example of the ingenuity and commitment of a bygone era and is now one of the few remaining main street smithies in Australia. Each weekend volunteers of the Angaston and Penrice Historical Society demonstrate the art of blacksmithing and guide you through three rooms of memorabilia. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Open Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays, 1-4pm.
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Jude
Adelaide, Australia239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
This place was interesting. Hubbie liked it more than me. How many horse shoes can you really find interesting? But it has interesting history and charm, run by some very nice volunteers who will tell you all about its history. The old cars and wagons out the back were super cool. The whole thing certainly takes you back in time. Will only take you 5-10 minutes to have a quick look through it though. Worth a look.
Written 7 March 2021
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Adele McRae Butler
Riverton, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
A great place to see a blacksmith working in the forge, Seeing the metal being heated and shaped into something is interesting. The gift shop has many quality items.
Written 21 January 2021
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colin m
Adelaide, Australia137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
IT is worth the time if your in angaston on the weekend to check out the shop it only costs a gold coin donation to wander through and watch the smithys in action they have a little museum outside in shed and things for sale
Written 26 May 2019
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Tea Tree Gully87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Take a mix of dust, iron, fire and memories and you have the Doddridge Blacksmith Shop. My husband and I spent a very interesting hour with "the guys" (a charming trio of larrikins) who told us many a tale as we walked around their premises. Do not wear your best clothes as you'll come in contact with a good amount of dust - if you love to take photographs, you will be spoilt for choice..... I do... and I had a ball. This place is steeped in history (and if you need a coffee afterwards, just slip next door...the blacksmith guys reckon she makes a "pretty good cup of coffee" !
Written 17 August 2017
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Kez196
Merredin, Australia140 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Couples
A working blacksmith on site with old pieces of works. Large bellows, old engine and heaps of horse shoes! The workshop could do with a bit of a tidy up.
Written 16 July 2017
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Africa Eddie
Sydney, Australia9,634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
History lives here in an old reluc from the past. Open for the Barossa Festival and on weekends lots of historical items plus a live blacksmith showing how it was done in olden days.
Written 19 April 2017
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Azza182
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
If you visit the Barossa Valley you must go to the Doddridge Blacksmith Shop. It may even be closing down soon so see it before it goes.
Written 26 October 2016
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Thanks for your concern Azza. We, the Angaston and Penrice Historical Society Inc, have a contract to secure the Doddridge Blacksmith Shop for the community; so we will save it. We settle on December 15th 2016. As part of our ongoing fundraising we hope to build a shed out the back with grants, Council support and more donations to make it bigger and better attraction yet retain the charm of yester-year. Tell your friends we are open for business 1pm to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Written 9 November 2016
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Allan B
Eudunda, Australia46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
Very interesting to look back to the past with this small but great place to watch people use the tools of of the past
Written 22 August 2016
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Thanks for your comments Allan, do you have any tips for our service and display, regards Barossa Bill
Written 25 August 2016
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Linda F
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Fun for kids to see it but I think hubby enjoyed it more. The blacksmith was friendly and chatty. Couldn't find anything to buy.😑
Written 17 August 2016
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Hi Linda, we are working on things to buy, as a discerning shopper, what would like to see for sale, regards Barossa Bill
Written 25 August 2016
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