Eveleigh Works

Learn the art of working with hot metal at Eveleigh Works.

A blacksmith school dedicated to teaching traditional and contemporary blacksmith techniques to the community. 

Get your hands dirty with short courses in blacksmithing, knife and tool-making at Eveleigh Works. Be instructed by practicing craft people within the heritage surrounds of an 1880's Locomotive Workshop. 

The largest and most technologically advanced workshop in the southern hemisphere.

The Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops were opened in 1887 by the NSW government for the maintenance and manufacture of steam locomotives. The two blacksmith bays inhabited by Eveleigh Works remain the only intact operating bays and stand as a true historical insight into the original Locomotive Workshops.

 

Home to the most significant collection of Victorian blacksmith machinery in the world.

The Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops were powered by steam right up until their closure in 1988 with 36 class boilers having generated power for the blacksmith machinery. Eveleigh Works is now home to what is often considered the largest and most integral collection of Victorian blacksmith equipment from around the world, with many of the original machinery still intact.

Learn more about the rich history of Eveleigh Works HERE

Find the course to suit YOU

From introductory to toolbox master classes, Eveleigh Works offers courses for all levels of experience.

Find the course most suited to you HERE.

Mirvac's dedication to maintaining and protecting the rich heritage of Eveleigh Works.

Mirvac and their partners are committed to working in collaboration with Eveleigh works to ensure the rich heritage of the Locomotive Workshops, including the rare collection of blacksmithing machinery, are preserved for the future. 

Learn more about the heritage conservation plan HERE