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.

Ashby De La Zouch Museum

North Street
Ashby De La Zouch LE65 1HU

The collection is based on the history of the town of Ashby and the surrounding villages of Packington, Blackfordby, Smisby, Staunton Harold, Breedon, Lount and Coleorton. In addition to a huge archive of local photographs and documents, the museum runs a full programme of talks, workshops, walks and evening classes.

Bellfoundry Museum

John Taylor Bellfounders Limited, The Bellfoundry, Freehold Street
Loughborough LE11 1AR

In this museum, Taylor's Bellfoundry has created a permanent record of the company and the industry, telling the story of bellfounding through the ages. An extensive range of exhibits and memorabilia tells the story of one of the oldest manufacturing industries in the world.

Castle Donington Museum

4 Apiary Gate, Castle Donington
Derby DE74 2JA

The museum occupies the ground floor of a 17th century, stone built house which was originally used as a farm. We have a charming garden with a small outdoor display of artefacts.

Charles Moore Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Leicester

Charles Moore Collection of Musical Instruments, Music Department, University of Leicester, University Road
Leicester LE7 7RH

The Charles Moore Collection is one of the few academic musical instrument collections in British universities. Its particular speciality is 18th and 19th century woodwind and brass instruments.

Charnwood Museum

Granby Street
Loughborough LE11 3DU

Charnwood Museum features a wide range of exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and the surrounding area. Permanent displays include 'Coming to Charnwood', 'The Natural World of Charnwood', 'Living off the Land' and 'Earning a Living'.

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 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.

Harborough Museum

Council Offices, Adam & Eve Street
Market Harborough LE16 7AG

Find out about the historic town of Market Harborough and its surrounding area. For many centuries Market Harborough has been a market town, a social centre for the surrounding countryside a hunting centre, and a stagecoach post.

Hinckley & District Museum

Framework Knitters Cottages, Lower Bond Street
Hinckley LE10 1QU

Local history museum housed in a row of half-timbered thatched cottages dating from the 17th century. The museum has been open to the public since 1995. Collections: Local and social history of Hinckley and district, including the hosiery and boot and shoe industries.

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.

King Richard III Visitor Centre

4A St Martins,
Leicester LE1 5DB

Home to the brand new exhibition, King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery. Using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology, the centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the king's life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

Knitting Together - Leicester City Museums Service

c/o 12th Floor, A Block, New Walk Centre, Welford Place
Leicester LE1 6ZG

The Knitting Together website tells the story of the East Midlands knitting industry over the past four hundred years, with a virtual museum, project themes, interactive exhibits and a range of other information. Sound, video, interactive tours, virtual exhibitions, and places to visit will provide an insight to the history of the East Midlands knitting industry.

Leicester Royal Infirmary Museum

Knighton Street Nurses Home, Royal Infirmary
Leicester LE1 5WW

Find out all about the Royal Infirmary since it opened in 1771. Look at pictures, prints, manuscripts and memorabilia, including medical equipment showing how medicine has changed through the years.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club Museum

Leicestershire County Cricket Club, County Ground, Grace Road
Leicester LE2 8AD

Exhibition of the history of the game of cricket and the Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

Leicestershire Museums

Leicestershire Museums Room 400
Glenfield LE3 8RA

The County Council Museum Service is responsible for the care and stewardship of over 1 million objects which are held in trust for the people of Leicestershire. These have been collected since 1849 and are cared for by specialist curators.

Loughborough War Memorial Museum

Queens Park, Granby Street
Loughborough LE11 3DU

Why is the tower here? It was built as a memorial to the Loughborough men who died in the Great War, and looks like to towers of bells built in parts of Europe, particularly Flanders. The ground floor has collections of wartime objects mainly given by local people.

Lutterworth Museum & Historical Society

Wycliffe House, Gilmorton Road
Lutterworth LE17 4DY

Museum for the area covering local history, family history, displays, events, talks, slide shows, etc.Very large important Sir Frank Whittle collection.

Melton Carnegie Museum

Thorpe End
Melton Mowbray LE13 1RB

Fox hunting, Stilton cheese and pork pies, local history, sporting art and much, much more. Melton Mowbray is a medieval market town, and was the only Leicestershire market recorded in the 1086 Domesday Survey. Find out about the enthralling history of the town at the Melton Carnegie Museum, located in beautiful old Carnegie Library built in 1905.

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.

National Space Centre

Exploration Drive
Leicester LE4 5NS

The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the minute you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery and interactive fun. Think you'll never see the whole universe close-up? Then take a seat in our high-tech full domed Space Theatre and prepare to be amazed. The National Space Centre hosts many exciting weekend events - see our website for full details.

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

53 New Walk
Leicester LE1 7EA

On the historic New Walk, Leicester's original museum has collections spanning the natural and cultural world. A family friendly day-out, displays include Dinosaurs, Egyptians, Geology, The Den, Wild Space and World Arts. The art galleries showcase Modern and Old Masters, contemporary art and craft exhibitions and permanent galleries of Arts & Crafts and Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection.

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

The Newarke
Leicester LE2 7BY

Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens incorporating the museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House and tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The museum displays include a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor to present day and a play area for children to try various games. Find out more about Leicester's famous son Daniel Lambert and visit a 1950s street scene inspired by Wharf Street that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times.

Old Rectory Museum

Rectory Place
Loughborough LE11 1UW

Visit this medieval manor house, that became the rectory to the nearby parish church for 700 years. The museum it now contains holds collections on the history of Loughborough through the ages.Temporary exhibitions and archaeological discoveries from the area can be seen.


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.

Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

42/44 Bushloe End, Wigston
Leicester LE18 2BA

Come to a hosier's house built in the 1700s, and see the knitting workshop from the 1800s. This has eight original hand knitting frames, and all the equipment once used to make stockings and gloves.

William Carey Museum, The

Central Baptist Church, Charles Street
Leicester LE1 1LA

William Carey was a founder of the Baptist Missionary Movement, and this museum tells his story. Figures show scenes from his life.