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