We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Set in open parkland, alongside a stretch of the Ashby Canal and wrapped up in the heart of the National Forest, Moira Furnace is the most well preserved blast furnace in the country, dating back to 1806. Now rescued from demolition and restored, it...more
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6AT, England
All reviews boat trip craft shops nice walk narrow boat tow path local history canal walk free parking industrial heritage fantastic visit this wonderful place plant shop out of season excellent cafe family picnic pleasant afternoon clean toilets
Visited on Saturday, had a lovely wander around then went on the lunch time boat trip.. 45 minute trip at a cost for £10.00 for 2 adults.. A lovely little trip lots to see and just perfect to make you take a break Nd slow...More
What a great place to visit.Whether you would like a nice walk with you dog, or to sit relax take in the atmosphere of times gone by from the furnace and the Ashby Canal.There are also some little crafty shops and a cafe.Parking is good.Also...More
If you want to just sit and relax and watch the world go by then this is the place to go. There is so much atmosphere here of times gone by when it was once home to many families and a host of artisan activities....More
What a find. A lovely walk along the canal brings you to this totally unexpected place. It’s massive. A small walk-around museum which is very interesting. Boat trips available on the canal. A super little tea shop where I met some interesting people. A great...More
Date of experience: September 2018
MoiraFurnaceMuseum, Manager at Moira Furnace, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019
Thank you for the kind words and we look forwarding to seeing you again in the future.
Lovely little museum and worth a visit for the few quid it costs, interesting history which is laid out well with excellent narrative to give you an understanding of the history of the canal and the furnace.
Date of experience: July 2018
1 Thank no1missmarple
TomtheTaleTeller, Manager at Moira Furnace, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018
That's fantastic to hear. We are so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you