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Heritage Open Day, Sat 4 - Sun 5 Apr 2020, free entry


Moira Furnace

Moira Furnace


Furnace Lane,
nr Ashby,
DE12 6AT


Celebrating 20 years since the museum refurbishment by bringing its history to life.
20 years ago, the Moira Furnace was re-opened after a successful Lottery funding bid was used to refurbish it.
Join us to celebrate over 200 years of history on our site.
We welcome back the 1815 Coldstream Guards for the entire weekend. Take time to wander around their living history camp, watch them practice their drills and fire their muskets.
Reach the Core Experiences will be with us offering you a chance to have a go at firing a musket or canon. Although no gunpowder is used, these safe replicas are just as inaccurate as the real thing. Find out how hard it was to actually hit anything at all! Charges apply for this activity.
Alongside all of this, explore our newly designed museum, make a flag to celebrate this occasion and take a trip on the Joseph Wilkes along our canal. If you are lucky, the Earl of Moira may even join you for the ride!

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 4 - Sun 5 Apr 2020 11:00 to 16:00


Free entry

Charges apply for entry into the museum, boat rides and have-a-go activities


  • 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


See location of Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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