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Moira Furnace

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Local heritage

Interesting area. Full of local history. A nice leisurely day out. Very relaxing. Great scenery... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2019
Nathan B
Furnace

A very interesting walk round a historic place of industrial heritage. Although it was out of... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Alan R
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“boat trip”(9 reviews)
“craft shops”(7 reviews)
“nice walk”(10 reviews)
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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6AT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit might even get a boat trip town the canal! Look out for the spacial events also in the surrounding area

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dom M
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Interesting area. Full of local history. A nice leisurely day out. Very relaxing. Great scenery. Highly recommended

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nathan B
Reviewed February 25, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 197PeterK
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bassman650
Reviewed December 31, 2018

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
Thank shirleyeSheffieldUK
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.

Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Excellent walks, lovely coffee shop. Nice walk by the canal.Numerous footpaths, very good for dog walking, plenty of wildlife.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting walk round a historic place of industrial heritage. Although it was out of season and the museum was shut it was still good fun. Will visit again next year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alan R
TomtheTaleTeller, Manager at Moira Furnace, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for the kind words. We will be opening the museum again at the start of April and would love to welcome you back.

Reviewed October 8, 2018

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
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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

Reviewed September 26, 2018

Well worth a visit, so much history, and you can also have a ride in the canal boat, which is very enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marje2013
TomtheTaleTeller, Manager at Moira Furnace, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for your support and kind words.

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