Rutland Railway Museum

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ADDRESS: Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland,
TELEPHONE: +44 1572 813203
Rutland Railway Museum

We are an open-air Museum based in the heart of the rural East Midlands where the now extinct industry of home iron ore production is preserved for visitors.

The industrial revolution and the subsequent development of the British economy relied on the presence of a number of basic raw materials, notably coal and iron ore.

The history of coal production in Britain is now widely recorded and recreated in a number of dedicated industrial museums located across England, Wales and Scotland, often located in the heartlands of the former coalfields.

Given that interest, it is therefore surprising that so little is recorded and that there are so few ways of investigating the story of the other great industrial mineral resource, iron ore.