Manor Road, Donington Le Heath, Coalville,
Leicestershire LE67 2FW
Tel: 01455 290429
The 1620s House and Garden is like taking a step back in time where you can explore the early 17th century house and its gardens and see how people lived 400 years ago.
Corporation Road, Leicester LE4 5PX
Tel: 0116 299 5111
Step through the doors beneath the 150-foot chimney and you'll discover how Leicester’s Victorians tackled some of the big issues of the day, including how to keep clean water flowing for the growing City. Not only for the steam enthusiast, Abbey Pumping Station has exhibits that encourage all the family to get hands-on with the history of science, industry, transport, health and hygiene.
North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
Tel: 01530 560090
Ashby de la Zouch Museum is an independent museum, managed and run by volunteers.
South Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1BR
Tel: 01530 413343
Originally a Norman Manor House, it was converted into a self-contained fortress by Lord Hastings in the 15th century. Tour the impressive ruins and explore the secret kitchen tunnel used during the seige. Climb the 24 metre high Hastings Tower and enjoy superb views over the surrounding countryside.
Shackerstone, Leicestershire CV13 6NW
Tel: 01827 880754
This remarkable railway captures the very essence of a country line, with steam, diesel and railcar train services along with small stations meandering along a single track line. It really does convey something of the feeling and atmosphere of heady days past.
Church Road, Belgrave, Leicester
Tel: 0116 229 8181
On Heritage Open Days you can take the opportunity to wander through the beautiful Hall itself and soak up the traditional architecture. The tranquil walled gardens, surrounding the Hall, include plants and trees introduced by the Hall’s many owners, including yew trees and wisteria planted by the Ellis family in the mid-1800s.
Grantham, Leicestershire NG32 1PE
Tel: 01476 871001
Belvoir Castle’s history dates back to the eleventh century. It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years.
Throughout the year you can join our special tours including ‘what the butler saw’ and ‘above and below stairs’ – this gives you a glimpse into the life of the Manners family and what really happens beyond the walls.
Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0AD
Tel: 01455 290429
Bosworth Battlefield tells the story which changed the course of history in 1485, when two Kings, Richard III and Henry VII fought over the Crown of England, and Henry established the powerful Tudor dynasty.
We offer an extensive range of designer homeware, cookware, utensils and kitchen furniture at fantastic prices.
4 Apiary Gate, Castle Donington, Leicestershire DE74 2JA
Email: email@example.com https://castledoningtonmuseum.org/
Castle Donington Museum has been at the 17th century Stone House, a Grade II listed building, since 2000. Each year a new exhibition illustrates different aspects of life and history of Castle Donington over the centuries.
Queens Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough,
Leicestershire LE11 3DU
Tel: 01509 233754
Charnwood Museum is a popular family friendly museum set in the heart of the beautiful Queens Park in the centre of Loughborough. The Museum features a wide range of exhibits which reflect local history and industries.
Loughborough Central Station, Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire,
Tel: 01509 632323
The Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails. Trains run every weekend of the year, bank holidays and selected week days through the summer.
The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT
Tel: 0116 305 3627
The museum celebrates Market Harborough’s long history as a centre of trade and industry in the heart of the Welland Valley. The internationally-important Hallaton Treasure is showcased in the museum. Found in 2000, the Treasure Gallery contains over 2,500 glittering coins, mysterious offerings and a beautiful and unique 1st century Roman cavalry helmet.
4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB
Tel: 0300 300 0900
Turn detective and travel back through time to uncover the plot lines, birth rights and family connections that combined to create a story of medieval murder, mystery and mayhem. Fast-forward over 500 years to a car park in Leicester city centre where the amazing evidence-gathering that resulted in the discovery of the long-lost remains of King Richard III is revealed.
Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Tel: 0116 253 2569
Starting with its Great Hall built in about 1390, a tour of Leicester Guildhall will take you through the centuries and many uses of the site. From its first role as a meeting place for the Guild of Corpus Christi, to a public performance space where even Shakespeare may have acted, to the home of one of the oldest public libraries, the town hall and even a police station.
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA
Tel: 0116 225 4900
A family friendly day out, the galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, Leicester Stories Gallery, the Victorian Art Gallery, Arts & Crafts Gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and Leicester's internationally renowned German Expressionism collection.
Freehold Street, Loughborough, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1AR
Tel: 01509 638500
Foundry Tours bring you up close to the manufacturing process by taking you around the bellmaking workshops in the main factory building. NOTE: The museum will close for a major refurbishment in September 2022.
Queen's Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3DU
Tel: 01509 233754 (Charnwood Museum)
Built after WW1 to commemorate those who died; Loughborough’s iconic carillon tower is set within the beautiful Queen’s Park and just 3 minutes’ walk from the town centre. Climb the 138 steps to the balcony, pass through the bell chamber and visit the museum rooms, all for free! Visit our website for opening times.
off Mannings Terrace, High Street, Measham, Leicestershire DE12 7HU
Tel: 01530 271724
Central to the museum is the Dr. Hart collection, a treasury of artefacts, pictures, letters and documents recording the history of a Midland village through the eyes of two local doctors - father and son - over nearly a century.
Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1RB
Tel: 0116 305 3860
Melton Museum traces the social and economic history of Melton and includes exhibitions on the town's world-renowned Stilton cheese and pork pie industries and the history of fox hunting.
Furnace Lane, Moira, nr Ashby, Leicestershire DE12 6AT
Tel: 01283 224667
An early 19th century iron-making furnace. Displays relate to the iron making process, the industries of Moira and the story of its inhabitants. There is also a restored section of Ashby Canal on the site so you may wish to enjoy a boat trip. Enjoy finding out about its fascinating history, with woodland walks and trails to explore.
The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY
Tel: 0116 225 4980
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.leicestermuseums.org/newarke-houses/
Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House were both built around 1511. Newarke Houses holds the collections of the Leicestershire Regiment in dedicated galleries.
These two houses, owned by William Wygston and Thomas Skeffington respectively, will take you on a historical journey with objects dating from Tudor times.
Top Street, Appleby Magna
Leicestershire DE12 7AH
Tel: 01530 273629
The Sir John Moore Foundation Museum is part of the Sir John Moore Heritage site, a Grade 1 listed building in Appleby Magna. Originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren, it was opened as a school in 1697. The museum shows what life would have been like for a Victorian schoolboy - come and have a look around a school room, the Headmaster's Office, and a dormitory. We hold regular Open Days and events.
St George's Hill, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 8QW
Swannington Heritage Trust is an entirely volunteer run organisation maintaining 14 acres of former industrial heritage sites that are now managed as woodlands and grass heathland for the benefit of the community. Projects include Hough Mill and the Swannington Incline.
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