Intro to Leatherwork, Chainmaille & Tour

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Enjoy a hands-on introduction to leatherwork & chainmaille, combined with a guided tour of movie magic!

From $89
3 hours
Ages 14+

For over 20 years, Wētā Workshop has crafted beautiful leather & chainmaille for the screen. Learn tips from our crew as your craft your own keepsake in Wellington.


Create your own movie magic with our new hands-on workshops.Weta Workshop has kitted out countless armies with chainmaille and leather-adorned costumes for films like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. In this hands-on workshop, learn techniques used by our Costume crew as you create your own keyring from leather & chainmaille.

What To Expect

Weta Workshop Small Group Tour (special): learn about props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films, at our special tour space on Park Road, Miramar.

Create your own keepsake: Stamp or emboss your own pattern on genuine leather, then dye and finish your sample.

Learn how to craft a keychain: Made from unique Weta Workshop chainmaille.

Take your creation home.

Craft in small groups: Allowing for one-on-one time with our crew. No creative experience necessary. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm!

Where To Go

Check-in at our Group Tours Space 

Please allow enough time to find a carpark, as spaces are limited.

Note: This option does not include transport.

Additional Info

  • Please notify us if you have sensitive skin or known allergies. For more on the products we use, contact us at [email protected]
  • Our tours & workshops frequently sell out, particularly during peak season (Oct-Apr). We strongly recommend booking online in advance.
  • Photography is strictly prohibited whilst in our tour spaces.
  • There is no luggage storage in the Weta Cave or within our tour spaces.
  • Weta Workshop Tours is proud to hold a Silver Award from Be Accessible

For our cancellation policy and terms and conditions please see here.