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Explore the heritage of North West Leicestershire

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Hello Heritage is being held over two weeks from 7th until 22nd September 2019 throughout North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. After launching a successful Hello Heritage pilot in 2017, North West Leicestershire Distict Council are very pleased to launch the dates for the festival to take place again in 2019. 

Download the 2019 Hello Heritage programme

 North West Leicestershire has a fascinating past, come and explore the heritage of this area which includes the ruins of Ashby Castle and Grace Dieu Priory and medieval 1620s House and Gardens and quirky lock-ups in the district.

The industrial heritage of this part of the county is told through exhibitions at the many independent museums, and local churches tell many tales about local social history, so come and visit and delve into the history of the area.

 

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Download a Heritage Trail leaflet for North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire.

Here's a selection of heritage sites for you to visit

1620s House at Donington le Heath

Coalville

Step back in time to explore this early 17th century house and its gardens and see how people lived 400 years ago.

 
 
 
Ashby de la Zouch Museum

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

A local history museum that tells the fascinating story of Ashby de la Zouch. Family history research and educational services available by appointment. Evening talks and walks can be booked by groups.

 
 
 
Castle Donington Museum

Castle Donington

We are an accredited museum, run entirely by a group of volunteers and we have won a number of regional awards for our exhibitions, other projects and events which we run throughout the year.

 
 
 
Grace Dieu Priory ruins

Coalville

The Grace Dieu Priory was an Augustinian priory near Thringstone in Leicestershire, England. It was founded around 1235-1241 by Roesia de Verdon and dissolved in October in 1538.

 
 
 
Hough Windmill

Coalville

Swannington Heritage Trust exists to preserve and enhance our legacy of the past for the benefit and enjoyment of people in the present. Visit this windmill and see its restoration in process.

 
 
Last updated January 2018