Leicestershire’s award winning all-weather museum. Snibston is one of the largest and most dynamic museums in the Midlands.
Museum, Science centre, Environmental or ecological centre, Industrial heritage site
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 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
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
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Industry, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Toys and Hobbies