Abbey Pumping Station

Corporation Road, Abbey Lane
Leicester LE4 5PX

The Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology. The museum collects and displays the industrial, technological and scientific heritage of Leicester.

Ashby de la Zouch Castle - English Heritage

South Street
Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR

Ashby Castle forms the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel of 1819, Ivanhoe. Now a ruin, the castle began as a manor house in the 12th century.

Belgrave Hall & Gardens

Church Road, Off Thurcaston Road
Leicester LE4 5PE

Belgrave Hall provides an oasis of peace and quiet in a busy city. It was built in the early 18th century, in what was then a small village three miles from the town of Leicester. Now city traffic passes, almost unnoticed, just beyond the garden walls.

Donington le Heath Manor House

Manor Road, Donington le Heath
Coalville LE67 2FW

The museum is based in a Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280. The house has a fascinating history and restored with fine oak furnishings.

Foxton Locks

Gumley Road
Foxton LE16 7RA

Explore a place brimming with history and bursting with wildlife. See elegant brick bridges, a steep staircase of locks, the old canal company stables, lock keeper's cottage and the remains of a gigantic boat lift.

Grace Dieu Priory

Ashby Road
Belton LE67 3FJ

Monastic house for Augustinian Canonesses, 1235-40. The main feature now is a large four-centred arch on corbels.

Great Central Railway

Great Central Station, Great Central Road
Loughborough LE11 1RW

Main line steam trains - every weekend throughout the year. Re-creating the experience of famous expresses of the steam age.

Guildhall, The

Guildhall Lane
Leicester LE1 5FQ

The Guildhall has had many uses and lives. The Great Hall itself was built in about 1390 as a meeting place for the Guild of Corpus Christi (a small but powerful group of businessman and gentry). Collections: Today, The Guildhall is best known as an excellent performance venue, attracting acts from across the country, and as a museum where visitors can step back in time and come face to face with 'Crankie Gemmie' and 'Emma Smith', two of Leicester's notorious criminals who can be found lurking within the Victorian police cells.

Jewry Wall Museum

St Nicholas Circle
Leicester LE1 4LB

At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester's past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period. A special display on the history of archaeology in Leicester, 'Archaeology and Endeavour' explains why our city has such rich and interesting museum collections and includes a stunning display of extremely rare medieval glass from Wygston's House. The museum grounds contain one of Leicester's most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths.

Kirby Muxloe Castle

Oakcroft Ave
Kurby Muxloe LE9 2DH

Construction of this picturesque, moated brick castle was begun in 1480 by William, Lord Hastings. He was later beheaded and the castle was left unfinished.

Leicester Castle

Castle View
Leicester LE1 5WH

The first castle at Leicester was probably built around 1070 either by William the Conqueror or by Hugh de Grandsmesnil, the first Norman lord or castellan of Leicester.

Leicester Cathedral

St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane
Leicester LE1 5PZ

The Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Leicester.

Magazine, The

Oxford Street
Leicester LE2 7BY

The Magazine Gateway was the main entrance into the Newarke precinct and was built around 1400. The gate has no portcullis (sliding iron door) and its main purpose was to impress visitors rather than be defensive.

National Gas Museum

195 Aylestone Road
Leicester LE2 7QJ

The Gas Museum tells the story of gas at home and work. For light, for heat, for cooking - for 200 years gas has been essential energy.


Snibston Discovery Park, Ashby Road
Coalville LE67 3LN

Leicestershire's award winning all-weather museum. Snibston is one of the largest and most dynamic museums in the Midlands. On the site of a former colliery, the museum displays a rich collection of historic objects telling the story of transport, mining and quarrying, engineering and the fashion industry.

Wygston's House

12 Applegate
Leicester LE1 5LD

Wygston's House is the oldest house in Leicester. It has been here since medieval times and the road it stood on was the widest and busiest thoroughfare in the town, High Street. The house comprises a timber hall of around 1490; a brick block of 1796 which replaced an earlier timber shop and chamber and a Victorian (1800s) wing standing on the site of the medieval kitchen.