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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.

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

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Nature & Natural History History & Anthropology

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Opening hours

Weekends only during term time: 11am - 4pm

Saturday - Thursday during School Holidays; 11am - 4pm

Easter 4th April - 19th April: 11am - 4pm

May Half Term - 23rd - 31st May:11am - 4pm

Summer Holidays - 11th July - 6th September: 11am - 4pm

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Location

Furnace Lane Moira, Moira, England

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