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Museum, free entry



National Gas Museum Trust


Aylestone Road,


Housed in the Victorian gateway of the original Aylestone Road gas works, this gem of a museum possesses the world's largest collection of gas related artefacts.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for groups

Disabled access is to ground floor only.

Opening details

If making a special journey to see us, please phone or email to confirm we will be open when you arrive, because opening times can sometimes change at short notice due to our small staff, though we try hard to minimise this.


Free entry


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Disabled access is to ground floor only.


See location of The National Gas Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 584028  Lat: 52.62067 Long: -1.13859

The museum is 1.5 miles south of the centre of Leicester on the A426, Aylestone Road.

By Road
From the north (M1), south (M1), south west (M5,M6,M69), north west (M6/M69) it is easiest to leave the motorway at Junction 21 (M1/M69 interchange).

Take the feeder road towards the city centre, at the roundabout take the A5460. After 1 mile turn right at traffic lights just before the Holiday Inn hotel. After 0.5 mile turn left at T junction onto A426 towards the city centre. After 1.5 miles you will see the clock tower on the left and the entrance is just after the tower.

By Rail
Take a cab! It is about 1.5 miles. Ask for 'the gasworks, Aylestone road', or British Gas Services or Transco.

If you wish to walk, take the road opposite the station (Waterloo Way) to Welford road. Turn left at the Leicester Rugby football ground and then, at the crossing at Sanderson Ford cross into Counting House Road with the Safeway supermarket on your right. At the T junction turn left along Aylestone Road, cross over to the other side and keep on this road until you go under the railway bridge when you will see the clock tower.

By Bus
Take a number 37 bus from the city centre.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3.2 km from Leicester station