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

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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Horsing around: A 2000 year old love affair

  • 5 May — 31 July 2015 *on now

An exhibition charting our relationship with the horse from the Iron Age to the present day. Featuring many archaeological objects including chariot fittings from the Iron Age Burrough Hill hoard.


Included in general admission fee.


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

William Stenson and George Stephenson - the grandfathers of the town of Coalville

  • 23 July 2015 10:30am-12pm

The existence of the town of Coalville owes much to William Stenson and George Stephenson who both sank collieries in Whitwick Parish between 1828 and 1832. This talk will focus on Stenson and Stephenson and the developments that they brought about which led to the formation of the embryonic town of Coalville. In particular, it will focus on the partnerships which both men found necessary to raise the capital for their endeavors and the consequences this had on the development of the town throughout the first half of the 19th century.


£4.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits.


Discovery Park
Ashby Road
LE67 3LN




01530 278444


01530 813301

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