Charnwood Museum

Charnwood Museum

Coordinates: 52°46′14.05″N 1°12′38.9″W / 52.7705694°N 1.210806°W / 52.7705694; -1.210806

Charnwood Museum

Charnwood Museum has a wide range of exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and surrounding areas. 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, investigate the 4,000 year old burial of the Cossington Boy, visit the Victorian grocers shop or see a fly’s eye upclose with avideo microscope.

Charnwood Museum is managed in partnership between Leicestershire County Council and Charnwood Borough Council.

The museum is open every day and admission is free. The museum has a café and a shop and is fully accessible to disabled visitors.

The Museum is accredited by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).


The museum runs many events including art and craft workshops held every school holiday for children, talks, tours and lectures throughout the year.

Leicestershire County Council produce an Events Guide that lists all of the events at Charnwood Museum.

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