Bye Bye Sharn

Sadly, Sunday 26th October was our last day of the 2019 season for the regular boat trips and Museum opening. It’s been a successful year for all involved at Moira Furnace. We have had some great events and been visited by many regular and new locals along with tourists from around the globe. Thank you to all of those who have supported us and spread the word about what we offer here.

Saturday had been a total washout but Sunday was in complete contrast with wall to wall sunshine and we welcomed our final visitors for this year for one last tour of the Museum and boat trips. The bird life on the canal will certainly miss their regular feeding times.

Our lovely Museum Assistant Sharn said a fond farewell to Earl Rawdon Hastings as she locked up for the last time this year. She has done a fabulous job alongside the regular staff and volunteers and we look forward to welcoming her in a volunteer role during the closed season. Thank you Sharn.

Between now and our opening in early April 2020 we have an ambitious programme of work to freshen up the museum and enhance our displays. Joseph Wilkes will also undergo some refurbishment which will include being taken out of the water for inspection and maintenance to the hull. None of this work would be possible without the continued support of our loyal supporters and visitors so please continue to make return trips and see what’s new.

Nights in the Museum Events will continue through the closed season with a Festive Evening on Thursday 28th November. Keep a check on our web pages and Facebook to keep in touch with what’s on.

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