Enjoyed a tour round the museum at Moira Furnace today. Even though the Furnace is a place that I often walk (so many great trails in the area) I'd never been round the museum before.
There was an open day today which was just what was needed to move me from 'I really must go and have a look' to actually doing it!
It's a lovely little museum - if you haven't been then I'd highly recommend a visit. There are a good selection of displays which tell you the history of both the Furnace and the canal in this area at different times. Some lovely recreations of a couple of workshops to reflect the trades of some of those who lived and worked at the Furnace, and upstairs some great models to show how the Furnace worked and how the area would have looked.
If you are our age (around 60) or older then you'll see some things that bring back great memories from your childhood. We loved the hopscotch grid along with rules on how to play it :)
I never realised that you could walk right through the building from the loading bridge to come out the other side - the views are amazing. A lovely day out - many thanks to everyone at the Furnace.
I just can't resist a footpath sign. The lure of that little arrow just says 'explore me' and sooner or later I just have to find out where it goes. Happily the National Forest is just full of paths. Public footpaths, permissive paths, tracks, trails and long distance paths - we've got the lot!