Hinckley and District Museum

Hinckley and District Museum
Framework Knitters Cottages
Lower Bond Street
LE10 1QU


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Painting of museum cottages.
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Local history museum housed in a row of half-timbered thatched cottages dating from the seventeenth century.
The museum has been open to the public since 1995.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Easter Monday to the end of October:
Sat & Bank Holiday Mon 1000-1600
Sun 1400-1700
Also Mon in August (which are not Bank Holidays) 1100-1500
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Open at any time for groups by appointment (Easter - October).

Admission charges

Adults 50p.
Children 25p.
Free to Friends of the Museum.
Minimum charge for group visit (by appointment) £10.
Special event days may be different charges.


  • Museums Association

Local and social history of Hinckley and district, including the hosiery and boot and shoe industries.

Collection details

Archaeology, Industry, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Framework knitter`s cottage tableau with a stocking frame of c.1740.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Somewhere in Non-Man`s Land

  • 21 April — 26 October 2014 *on now

New exhibition for 2014 commemorating the role of the people of Hinckley and district in the First World War, including the home front, recruitment, in the trenches, remembrance and pilgrimage.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults 50p, Children 25p. Groups by appointment minimum charge £10.00.