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

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.
Display of 1950s swimwear

Taking The Plunge

  • 25 May 2013 — 11 May 2014 *on now

Showcasing the history of men's and women's swimwear, the displays will chart the development of swimwear from the health promoting properties of sea bathing in the 1890s, to examining the changing attitudes of sun bathing in the 1920s, through to the booming swimwear industry created by the affordable package holidays that began in the 1960s and 1970s. It will also explore the fabric technologies that have helped to create modern swimwear used by both amateur and competitive swimmers. Normal opening hours.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Normal gallery prices apply.