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Museum - Industrial:Moira Furnace at Moira Furnace Museum & Country Park

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Museum - Industrial

Moira Furnace

Moira Furnace

Address

Furnace Lane,
Moira,
nr Ashby,
Leicestershire,
DE12 6AT

Details

An early 19th century iron-making furnace. Displays relate to the iron making process, the industries of Moira and the story of its inhabitants. There is also a restored section of Ashby Canal on the site so you may wish to enjoy a boat trip. Enjoy finding out about it's fascinating history, with woodland walks and trails to explore. There is a Craft Village and cafe situated in the courtyard
Fishing is also available on site.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Applied for the Quality Assured Visitor Attraction award

Opening details

Also open Saturday to Thursday 11am to 4pm during school holidays and bank Holidays. See website for further details.

Prices

Museum:
Adults: £2.50
Children 4 and over and Concessions: £1.50
3 and under: Free

Short Boat Trip
Adults: £3
Children 4 and over and Concessions: £2
3 and under: Free

Long Lunchtime Boat Trip:
Adults: £5
Children 4 and over and Concessions: £4
3 and under: Free

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 22 - Sun 23 May Moira Canal Festival
Fri 20 - Sun 22 Aug Moira Furnace Folk Festival

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 314152  Lat: 52.73353 Long: -1.53641

Located in Leicestershire. From Leicester follow the A50 which then turns into the A511 straight through to Ashby. Travel through the centre of Ashby and follow signs for the B5003. Travel along this road and it will lead straight to Moira, turn left into Furnace Lane. It should be signposted. Alternatively catch the 118 bus from Stand C (St. Margarets). Phone Traveline for details of times and prices.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 16.1 km from Loughborough station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Applied for the Quality Assured Visitor Attraction award