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Finch Foundry

Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
+44 1837 840046
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Back in time

This is a little gem. Demonstration of the machinery on the hour by a knowledgeable guide, really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mr_H_10
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Brighton
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Trip into the past

With National Trust properties you expect a quality trip into the past, here you will not be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DS4-Charisma
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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“car park” (19 reviews)
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Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a little gem. Demonstration of the machinery on the hour by a knowledgeable guide, really enjoyed this insight into a traditional manufacturing fir,

Thank Mr_H_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With National Trust properties you expect a quality trip into the past, here you will not be disappointed, this is a working museum with demonstrations of the metal working together with a tour of the foundry working and water wheel. There is a museum full...More

Thank DS4-Charisma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keeping the history of the foundry alive with demonstrations still using water power to drive machinery. The blacksmiths explaining the process as they worked. Watching the waterwheels - all three of them - and listening to the sounds was like stepping back in time. A...More

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Previously a family run Foundry producing tools for the farming and mining industries, it now houses a collection of old tools but importantly provides daily demonstrations of the forging process using the waterwheel. The car park access is very narrow but on this Wednesday afternoon...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Access and exit bit tight , don't let this put you off. Great talk about the foundry by Bob. Good place to visit on the way to Cornwall or Devon.

Thank D38lawn
Reviewed July 17, 2017

If you are interested in renewable energy or like me have some engineers blood in you then this is a must do. The volunteers are so enthusiastic and will stop and give you a run down on all sorts of things; be inquisitive as you'll...More

Thank BobBovey
Reviewed July 15, 2017

This is not a foundry, it is a forge and the very knowledgable NT volunteers will explain how it is thought the name came about. We stayed for the talk and to be shown how these huge pieces of equipment worked. It is so interesting...More

Thank Cattracey
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We are members of the National Trust so always keen to visit new places. We particularly liked the fact that a black Smith was working as we strolled around....not sure that we would have paid the full entry fee but very interesting , especially where...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed July 8, 2017

This is the last working forge. It was interesting to see the foundry operate as the guide provided information. the small museum displayed samples of the tools and objects that it once had mass produced. Lovely gardens and a small tea room offer various refreshments.

Thank Sue N
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Great little place run by an enthusiastic team. Loved seeing the simple but smart machinery working.

Thank Rose-Anna F
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loxley108
July 17, 2017|
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Response from kevinackford_62 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they do, they have them at set times during the day and will give you the times when you arrive.
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Greenle
September 5, 2015|
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Response from Garry Andre A | Reviewed this property |
We only had a cup of tea , but beware , Do Not try the pub over the road , it was disgusting and dirty
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332ay
June 10, 2015|
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Response from LichenMoss | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome in all areas except for the tea room. If the weather is good you can sit outside with your dog in the garden adjacent to the outdoor tea room. I don't know if there is anywhere to tie your dog whilst you... More
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