In addition to working full-time on commissions and repairs, our talented staff and artists will be presenting specialized demonstrations every weekend for you! These demonstrations will take place during normal business hours for admitted guests on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 3:00.
Watch at 2:30 in the Blacksmith shop as a talented artist uses the ancient technique of forging, taking heat and hammer to a piece of metal. While you are there, see several examples of what can be achieved in metal and what types of projects we work on!
At 3pm in the Lawler Foundry watch casting artists pour various metals into molds made of sand. Casting is an exciting and pivotal point in foundry work. Our skilled staff will be on hand to answer questions and explain the process of casting metal (iron, aluminum, bronze).
Groups of all ages enjoy viewing exhibits in the Museum galleries. When scheduled two weeks in advance, groups of ten or more will receive a tour guided by a knowledgeable staff member. Then, the Museum metalsmiths demonstrate their craft in the Schering-Plough Smithy.
Many groups bring lunch and relax at the picnic tables or on the River Bluff Pavilion overlooking the Mississippi River.
Admission for tour groups of 10 or more is $5.00 each, including tour leaders, chaperones, and teachers.
To schedule a tour, please call or email Judy Davis at 901-774-6380 at least two weeks in advance.
For Memphis Tour Planning assistance, please contact Lisa M. Cantron, National Sales Manager, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. By Phone: 901.543.5337 or by email.
The Metal Museum is happy to be a part of the services and tours offered through Memphis Hop. Check out their website for more details and a very special way to see the Metal Museum and more in Memphis!