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Victoria Costumes - Moira FurnaceThe museum has been designed to show how science and industry have shaped the local landscape and the lives of local people. Its resources offer a range of experiences for children at all key stages, but especially KS1 & 2.

An education pack, with lesson plans and activity sheets to help explore and interpret the site, is available to schools preparing a visit.

Moira Furnace Education Pack (PDF Document, 3.25 Mb)

The museum also offers a number of activities that can be combined with the museum experience to provide a full day of educational value. These include:

Victorian washday
Victorian games
Soap making
Pond dipping
Bug hunting

All activities and tours are led by staff with first-aid training and DBS clearance.

We are open from April to October at weekends and every day, apart from Monday, during school holidays. We have a marquee for picnics and lunch and as an activity area in bad weather. There are toilets on site and other picnic and play areas. Coats and bags can be stored securely during your visit.

Please book by telephone on 01283 224667 / 07976 637858 or in person after your free pre-visit when you will receive a guided tour of the facilities and detail your visit requirements.

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