Discover everything you ever wanted to know about Lime Kilns (and some things you didn't) by taking part in our one off lime kiln build and burn!
Working with Mark Womersley, expert in historic buildings, on the first day of this two day activity we will build our own kiln from stone and clay mortar, fill it with limestone and coal and light it to turn stone into quicklime.
Day two will include removing the burnt lime and making hot lime mortar by mixing it with sand from the same sources Samuel Oldknow used. You can then have a go at building a wall using the mortar we mix.
You can book on both days, or just on one.
We will provide personal protective equipment but we ask that you wear safety boots, or at the very least, sturdy walking boots. Book your place here.