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In addition to after-hours events, tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities, our outreach programs strive to introduce the art of metalworking to the greater Memphis area.



Whet Thursday is a free, after-hours event series hosted by the Metal Museum. This event takes place on the first Thursday of the month. There are food trucks on site, live music, metalworking demonstrations, and yard games. The buildings stay open until 8PM to allow visitors to walk through the exhibitions and see artwork on display.



The Mini Mobile Metal Museum is a mobile forge that was custom built into a trailer. The M4 brings the excitement of ringing anvils and molten metal right to your doorstep. Thanks to generous funding from ArtsMemphis, you can expect to see the M4 all over the city at various events and it is also available for private rentals.


Forging the Fire is an after school program that brings the art of metalsmithing to high school-aged students in Shelby County. Upon completing the program, students will have the chance to create, price, and sell their own unique pieces of metal art. They will also learn how to curate their work for an art gallery exhibit held on the museum grounds each Spring, giving them a platform to showcase their talents to the community. 


On certain days of the year, the Metal Museum hosts a fun day of hands-on activities, demonstrations and kid-friendly games on the Museum grounds. These typically occur during the F.I.R.E. casting conference, Repair Days and Holiday Open House. Admission is free and the buildings and grounds are open to the public.

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