Castle Donington Museum

Castle Donington Museum
4 Apiary Gate
Castle Donington
Derby
Leicestershire
DE74 2JA
England

Website

www.castledoningtonmuseum.org.uk/

Telephone

Curator

01332 812711

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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 artifacts. The museum is in the centre of the village, which has many interesting buildings and shops. Free car parking is available nearby in the Market Place or in either of the two car parks in the village centre.
There are two main display rooms for the annual exhibition and a reception area with information and a display on the village. An interactive computer facility provides visitors with a series of visual displays showing historical aspects of the area.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Easter Sunday until end of September, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 14:00-16:30
May Day Bank Holiday,Village Medieval Market, 9:00 - 15:00

Open at other times by appointment, please phone: (01332) 810719.

Admission charges

Admission FREE
Donations appreciated

Additional info

Local interest books,hand turned woodware, Nottingham lace and good quality old fashioned toys can be bought from the museum shop. Access for disabled people is possible to some areas. There are public toilets nearby, and a public car park 30m away.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Industry, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Our exhibitions are changed annually. The Exhibition for 2007, "Play the Game" - delves into the history of sport and sports clubs in the village and has turned up some surprises.
  • The tradition of organised sports clubs is well established in the village and our Castle Donington clubs have been in the forefront of significant competitions and leagues for the last hundred years.
  • One room is devoted to individual achievers - those who have learned skills at local level and who have gone on to professional sport, some representing their country with great skill.
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