The Land of Oak & Iron

Discover Derwentcote Steel Furnace

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Find out how iron was turned into steel hundreds of years ago at Derwentcote Steel Furnace and get hands on with our family friendly activities.

A rare opportunity to see inside this 18th century furnace which is a Grade 1 Listed Building and is one of the few remaining examples of this type of furnace in the country. Learn how wrought iron was turned into steel through the cementation process; this is the last remaining piece of evidence of cementation steel making in the north east.

Feel free to browse the information boards at your leisure, see the workers cottages, explore the beautiful woodland on our family trail, learn how a rusted wooden bench is crafted and have a go at wood carving or take part in a free art activity.

Family friendly event with a toilet, refreshments and free parking; dogs welcome on a lead. The site is uneven, with access from the car park down a stony track; it is accessible to off-road pushchairs but would be difficult with everyday pushchairs.


(Saturday) 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Derwentcote Steel Furnace


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