Discovery Park
Ashby Road
LE67 3LN




01530 278444


01530 813301

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Leicestershire’s award winning all-weather museum. Snibston is one of the largest and most dynamic museums in the Midlands.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre, Environmental or ecological centre, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and School Holidays: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, plus 1 full week in January for maintenance.

Admission charges

Admission prices for 2009:
Adults (aged 16 and over): £6.75
Children (aged 5 - 15): £4.50
Under 5's: Free
Family of 4 (max 2 adults): £20.00
Family of 5 (max 2 adults): £22.00

Additional info

Excellent access for all: the main site is on one level with well-paved areas outside, and toilets for visitors with disabilities.

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. Other attractions include: * Guided tours of the historic colliery buildings; * Train rides along the recently-restored colliery railway; * Outdoor science and water playgrounds; * A sculpture trail; * A nature reserve and fishing ponds

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Industry, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Toys and Hobbies

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Share Heritage With Your Dog

  • 27 July 2014 11am-1pm

Dogs deserve the opportunity to enjoy and share the glorious heritage of Swannington, so bring them with you on this guided walk.

Starting at the former Snibston No 3 colliery, head down the Swannington Incline. Proceed through the historic village and national forest planting crossing an 18th century horse drawn tramway to the 200 year old Hough Mill, Gorse Field and Califat Spinney for lunch.

Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society in the exploration of an ongoing excavation of the engine house at the mid 19th century Califat mine.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Maximum of one dog per adult.