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
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 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
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.
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
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 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.
St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane
Leicester LE1 5PZ
The Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Leicester.
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.
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.