Charnwood Museum

A red brick building in the background with a pond and flowerbedds in the foreground

Charnwood Museum features a wide range of exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and the surrounding area. Permanent displays include ‘Coming to Charnwood’, ‘The Natural World of Charnwood’, ‘Living off the Land’ and ‘Earning a Living’. Each contains exhibits from the past and present including interactive displays, computers and audio-visuals. Visitors can handle rocks from Charnwood’s volcanic past, walk beneath the giant oak tree, investigate the 4,000 year old burial of the Cossington Boy, visit the Victorian grocers shop or zoom-in on a fly’s eye with the video microscope.

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Opening hours

April to September: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4:30pm, Sundays from 2pm - 5pm
October to March: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-3pm, Sundays from 12noon - 3pm
Bank Holidays: Please call to check Bank Holiday opening

Admission charges


Charnwood Museum
Granby Street
LE11 3DU




01509 233754


01509 268140

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