365 Things to Do in Memphis #268: Get Your Heavy Metal Fixed

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 4th 2012 1819 0

Dent happens: the National Ornamental Metal Museum’s annual Repair Days are this weekend.

Smithy, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tenn.

During Repair Days, Metalsmiths from all over the country volunteer their time to travel to Memphis and turn the National Ornamental Metal Museum into a giant repair shop for busted metal items of all kinds.

Here’s how it works: you bring your broken, dented, bent, dull or otherwise defective metal item to the National Ornamental Metal Museum between now and Saturday evening. The smiths will have a look at it, give you an estimate for how much it will cost to fix and take it for the weekend. On Sunday, you can pick your items up. The proceeds from the repairs will benefit the museum, which is the only one of its kind in the U.S.


On Saturday, the museum is hosting a special day of family activities and demonstrations during the day, including an iron pour and 30 Days of Opera performances; there’s an auction, talk, and dinner on Saturday night. See the full schedule.

Repair Days at the Metal Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Go there:

Repair Days
September 21 – 24, 2017
Free to bring items for estimates, repairs individually priced

National Ornamental Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 774-6380

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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