Welcome to the Iron World!
Iron plays a key role in our daily lives, although we often use it without really thinking about what an amazing substance it is. About 30% of the earth’s weight is in the form of iron, and iron has been associated with civilization for 6,000 years. The emergence of modern civilization is largely due to the production of steel from iron. Now iron is also being used to develop technologies to protect the environment. New uses are constantly found for it, uses that will undoubtedly be even more important in the future. In this exhibition area, you can learn all about iron: from its very earliest uses by humankind to the technologies of the future that will depend on it.