Ashby De La Zouch Museum

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Ashby Museum was founded in 1982 and is a charitable trust. It is run entirely by volunteers and is strongly supported by the local community. It tells the story of Ashby's history from early times with well-designed displays, models and artefacts. Regularly changed temporary exhibition, a programme of winter talks and a dedicated education co-ordinator for school group visits who will plan and lead hands-on sessions for your group. Free family fun days and children's activities - see website for details.

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Opening hours

Open all year round
Mon-Fri 11.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00
Sat 10.00-15.00

Closed on Sunday

Admission charges

Adults £1
Children 50p
Senior Citizens 50p


  • English Heritage

Additional info

Excellent disabled access. Shop.

The collection is based on the history of the town of Ashby and the surrounding villages of Packington, Blackfordby, Smisby, Staunton Harold, Breedon, Lount and Coleorton. In addition to a huge archive of local photographs and documents, the museum runs a full programme of talks, workshops, walks and evening classes. Family history and other researchers welcome.

Collection details

Architecture, Archives, Land Transport, Literature, Performing Arts, Personalities, Photography, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Ashby de la Zouch
  • Ashby de la Zouch Castle
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Historical Walks

We are happy to provide walks for any organised group of between 10 and 25 people. The following themed walks are available on request: Nineteenth Century Contrasts, Scandal and Murder in Ashby, A Thousand Year Journey Through Ashby’s History, The Dark Side of Ashby, Ashby the Spa Town, and A History of Ashby’s Inns and Ale Houses.
Come prepared! We walk in rain if necessary. Walks are led by experienced local historians and are covered by public liability insurance.

How to obtain

All walks cost £3.00 per person and start from the Museum at 7 pm unless otherwise stated. They are limited to 25 people. Walks must be pre-booked at the Museum, either in person or by calling 01530 560090.

Ashby De La Zouch Museum
North Street
Ashby De La Zouch
LE65 1HU




01530 560090

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