Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park

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, 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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Moira Furnace Folk Festival

Moira Furnace Folk Festival

  • 14 — 16 August 2015

The seventh Moira Furnace Folk Festival held at the heart of the National Forest takes place at Moira Furnace from Friday 14th until Sunday 16th August 2015. The festival features some well known and talented main acts, plus local and national, up and coming artists. Events take place on the green site of Moira Furnace as well as the Miners Welfare a few hundred metres from the main site. Sing arounds and Sessions take place at local pubs some 10 minutes walk from the main site.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park
Furnace Lane Moira
DE12 6AT



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