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Moira Furnace

Moira Furnace Furnace Lane, Swadlincote, England
+44 1283 224667
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We visited today and had a lovely time with all the entertainment going on. There was a great deal... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jan W
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Avoid the cafe at all costs

This cafe is a complete let down to an otherwise lovely day out. I was greeted by a rude and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin C
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“craft shops” (5 reviews)
“canal path” (4 reviews)
“boat trip” (4 reviews)
Moira Furnace Furnace Lane, Swadlincote, England
+44 1283 224667
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited today and had a lovely time with all the entertainment going on. There was a great deal to see and do but I suspect if the festival had not been on it would not have been quite as fascinating. The museum is tiny...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is a complete let down to an otherwise lovely day out. I was greeted by a rude and unhygienic girl who thought it was ok to just wipe off a dirty tray with her hand until she realised I'd seen her. She then...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

When my friend suggested taking me to an old iron smelting furnace museum my thoughts were a definite no, but how wrong could I be? This is a charming place to visit. There's ample parking, a few craft shops to visit, a small café with...More

Thank Sylvia W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We walked to this attraction from our caravan site on a Friday. Unfortunately the Furnace building was closed! It was near to the end of March so we were a bit surprised because we come from the Lake District and most places there are in...More

Thank millomite
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Stopped by for a walk quite by chance. Area bit muddy today after heavy rain but this did not detract from the lovely picturesque walks available, whether through the copse, along the canal or following the pathways, and plenty of water birds and native species...More

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Moira Furnace is the jewell in Moira's crown, a lovely setting for a walk or scooter ride, pleasant surroundings, a few little shops and plenty of parking. Ideal place to let the kids play and run while enjoying a picnic and chat with friends. Then...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We go to the furnace to take our dogs along the canal path and then down over the fields. It's a great place when the weather has been dry for me and my wheelchair. Because the path is just wide enough for the chair and...More

Thank MaisyMoo08
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Interesting place. Children will like feeling free to move around here. Small site but ample enough to see.

Thank Robert- UK R
Reviewed 18 January 2017

excellent location for some really local history. The exhibition rooms are brilliant and the surrounding area is lovely for long walks by the canal or through the woods.

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Good place for walks and for general interest in old workings including a canal. Play area is suitable for younger children. Nice cafe also there.

Thank ajrDerby
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