Iron Metallurgy Provided by Goout

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Technical Museum in Brno Purkyňova 105, Brno

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Exhibitions

70–320 CZK, Tickets available at venue

The exposition is devoted to Iron Metallurgy from the time when people began its acquaintance until the Industrial Revolution. The oldest phase of iron-production is documented by the archaeological finds and pieces found during the reconstruction of furnaces from the relics of old iron-mills. The exhibition focuses on the find of the metallurgical center in Moravský Kras from Early Middle-Ages. It is assumed to be the biggest centre of metallurgical production built by Western Slaves. Iron production in the period of Late Middle-Ages is documented through the use of model hammers and an exposition of a large furnace with several products. A new type of metallurgical technology along with a new type of furnace came to this part of Europe in the 17th century. A large charcoal furnace was able to cover the demand for iron and iron-cast until the beginning of the 19th century when coal was substituted by lignite coke. The demand for iron keeps increasing even at present but the technology hasn’t changed.