Blacksmith Shop Museum

Located at:

5020-49th Street (Glass Street), Lacombe AB

Contact us:

(403) 782-3933 at the Michener House Museum


Built in 1902, the Blacksmith Shop Museum is the oldest operational Blacksmith Shop in Alberta today. It is still located on the original site. Much of the original machinery in the blacksmith shop is in operating condition. 

The Blacksmith shop was often a hub of activity back when horses and carriages ruled the road. Come see how iron is bent and formed into shapes through intense heat and loud triphammers (cover your ears) and learn about the history and politics of blacksmithing in Lacombe.

Purchased by the Lacombe and District Historical Society in 1991, the blacksmith shop was restored as a museum.

The Lacombe Blacksmtih Shop was designated as a Provincial Historic Resource by the Government of Alberta in 2011.

Open To Public: 

  • Saturdays in July & August from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Canada Day
  • Lacombe Days,
  • Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival 
  • And other Community Events.

Tours are available during summer and fall months. Call the Michener House Museum to book a group tour. Tours are dependent on the availability of our blacksmithing volunteers.


Interested in joining the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Volunteer Committee?

Our volunteers will be getting together once a month in the Lacombe Blacksmith Shop to work on various projects for the Blacksmith Shop and organize the public demonstrations that will be taking place this year at the Museum.

Please contact the historical society if you are interested in becoming involved!