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image for Historical Event item typeHello Heritage Open Day at Moira Furnace Museum & Country Park

  • MLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK

Heritage Open Day, Sat 14 Sep 2019, free entry

MLA ACCREDITED MUSEUM LEICS & RUTLAND HERITAGE FORUM

Moira Furnace

Moira Furnace

Address

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

Details

Take this chance to visit the museum for free to find out about its rise and fall, and how it found a new life as homes for local residents. Includes heritage drop in for families that used to live in the Crescent to share memories. Moira Furnace started a failed attempt at a modern blast furnace back in 1806. Its failure led to it being so well preserved.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Applied for the Quality Assured Visitor Attraction award

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Sep 2019 11:00 to 16:00

Prices

Free entry

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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
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Applied for the Quality Assured Visitor Attraction award

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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