De Montfort University

The Gateway
Leicester LE1 9BH

De Montfort University is a is a public research and teaching university situated in Leicester. It was originally founded as Leicester School of Art in 1870 and gained university status in 1992. The Archives and Special Collections of De Montfort University are situated in a custom built reading room and store in Room 00.21 on the lower ground floor of the Kimberlin Library.

East Midlands Oral History Archive

Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

The East Midlands Oral History Archive is based on the University of Leicester's satellite campus in Marc Fitch House along with the centre for Urban History and English Local History. It was originally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to establish the first large-scale archive of oral history recordings for Leicestershire & Rutland.

Foxton Canal Museum & Inclined Plane Trust

Middle Lock, Gumley Road, Foxton
Market Harborough LE16 7RA

Foxton Canal Museum was opened in 1989 and is situated in the reconstructed Boiler House of the lift. It tells the story of the lift and canals it served for the public. The museum researches the history of the lift and local canals. It holds extensive waterway archives, as well as objects from the site.

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.

Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

Long Street
Wigston Magna LE18 2AH

The Record Office is a service provided by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council. The Record Office exists to preserve and provide access to a wide range of Resources which can be used to research the history and culture of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.