Charnwood Museum

Attraction Information

Immerse yourself in a world of discovery at Charnwood Museum, where interactive exhibits await. Uncover the secrets of the past as you dig through layers of history, discovering why archaeologists cherish old rubbish. Explore the hidden creatures lurking beneath rocks and in crevices, or marvel at the intricate details of a centipede’s head through a video microscope. The museum’s permanent displays, including ‘Coming to Charnwood,’ ‘The Natural World of Charnwood,’ ‘Living off the Land,’ and ‘Earning a Living,’ offer a captivating journey through time. Engage with interactive displays, computers, and audio-visuals that bring the past and present together. Hold ancient rocks from Charnwood’s volcanic past, stroll beneath the grandeur of the giant oak tree, delve into the 4,000-year-old burial of the Cossington Boy, step into a Victorian grocer’s shop, or explore the minute details of a fly’s eye through the wonders of a video microscope. Charnwood Museum invites you to embark on a hands-on adventure that brings history and nature to life.

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
Opening Hours

Wednesday – Saturday 10am-4pm.

Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


Entry to the museum is free

Queens Hall, Granby Street,
LE11 3DU,
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