Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park

Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park
Furnace Lane Moira
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE12 6AT
England

Website

www.moirafurnace.org

E-mail

moirafurnace@hotmail.co.uk

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Moira Furnace is an early 19th century blast furnace built to manufacture iron. Unfortunately, the furnace was not a great success and by 1811 it had closed down and been converted into housing for miners. However, because of its failure the furnace survived in its original condition and is one of the most significant historical iron-making sites in the whole of Europe.The Moira Furnace site consists of the furnace building and restored lime kilns, a craft village, the canal (offering barge trips to the public) and 4.3 ha of grounds which include historic woodland.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

31st March - 30th September
Tuesday - Friday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11.00am - 3.00pm
Open Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Museum Guided Tour
Adult/Child £3.00

Self-guided Tour
Adult £2.00
Child/Concession £2.00

Boat Trip
Adult £3.50, Child £2.50, Family (2+2) £10.00

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