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“Interesting to see old forge in action”
Review of Preservation Forge

Preservation Forge
Ranked #35 of 52 things to do in Lewes
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is an old blacksmith forge in Lewes and is made as a museum to show how the metal was made into various tools and things by the worker.. The owner use scrap iron and tools to make items for display and for sale.. It is a nice place to visit and chat with the worker. A great place to buy souvenirs and gifts for people and to learn about the make of iron to tools. I stopped by but did not have a chance to talk to the worker because he was talking to the other visitor during that time. .

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

A really neat place to visit. Reminds me of what a black smith shop of years gone by would look like. Not always open but when it is make sure to stop by and gaze st all that iron wonder!

Thank BJYoung
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

A lot of cool items to see. My wife purchase some one of a kind hooks at a great price. Spent some time speaking to the blacksmith about a project he was working on. If your into buying tools when tools were made with pride this is the place for you.

1  Thank Bob3569
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Well, whilst we were wandering around Lewes, trying to burn off calories gained from a beaut lunch.
We came across the Forge, a good deal of "stuff" on display; but, even having lingered for 10+ minutes nobody fronted to ask if we were interested in any of the "items".
There was a wrench that did take Diane's eye; needing one for a retro modelling shoot coming up...Oh well....

Thank David O
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I'm a blacksmith and I was visiting Lewes while on a break from a nearby blacksmithing conference, so I couldn't very well pass up John's forge. The best thing about it is that it is first and foremost a working forge. Williamsbirg is a working forge, but its priority is interpretation for tourists. Preservation Forge's interior ain't pretty (Except to a blacksmith), but it's real. The "Museum" on the sign misleads some. Much of the interpretive aspects are just observation, though John and/or his apprentice will certainly answer questions if the questions don't interfere with work. Watching and taking in the atmosphere of a working blacksmith shop are educational in themselves.

5  Thank HowlnBubba
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