List of museums in Leicestershire

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This list of museums in Leicestershire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Abbey Pumping Station Abbey Pumping station.JPG Leicester Technology Victorian sewage pumping station with beam engines
Ashby de la Zouch Museum Ashby-de-la-Zouch Local website, local history, culture
Belgrave Hall Belgrave Hall Museum - geograph.org.uk - 70266.jpg Belgrave Historic house Victorian period house showing the contrasting lifestyles of an upper-middle-class family and domestic servants
Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle Leicestershire.jpg Grantham Historic house Castle with gardens
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park Nuneaton Military History of the 1495 Battle of Bosworth Field during the War of the Roses
Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome Aircraft Museum Bruntingthorpe Aviation Cold War jet collection
Charnwood Museum Museum photo.jpg Loughborough Local Area history, geology, archaeology and industries
City Gallery Leicester Art Leicester's contemporary art gallery
Castle Donington Museum Castle Donington Local website, local history
Conkers Conkers Discovery Centre - geograph.org.uk - 89395.jpg Moira Natural history website, nature, woodlands
Donington Grand Prix Exhibition Donington McLaren Hall 2.jpg Castle Donington Automobile Based at the Donington Park motor racing circuit, focus is Grand Prix and Formula One race cars
Donington le Heath Manor House Museum Donington manor house.jpg Coalville Historic house 16th century medieval period house
East Midlands Aeropark NEMAaeropark.jpg Castle Donington Aviation Includes complete airframes on external display, engines, aircraft components, photographs
Foxton Canal Museum Foxtonlocks-bottom.jpg Foxton Transportation History of the Foxton Locks, lives of the canal workers and other aspects of the local canal
Fleckney Museum Fleckney Local website, local history
Guru Nanak Sikh Museum Leicester Religious information, Sikh art, history, culture
Hallaton Museum Hallaton Local website, local history
Harborough Museum Hallaton helmet exhibition.jpg Harborough Local Local history, culture, industry, Hallaton Treasure
Hinckley and District Museum Hinckley Local website, local history, industry
Jewry Wall Museum Jewry Wall ruins panorama 2.jpg Leicester Archaeology Artifacts and remaining wall of the public baths of Roman Leicester
John Taylor & Co Loughborough Music Collection of bells used in clock towers, change ringing peals, chimes, and carillons
Kegworth Museum Kegworth Local website, local history
Leicester City Fire Brigade Museum Leicester Firefighting information, open by appointment
Leicester Guildhall Leicester Guildhall.jpg Leicester Prison Medieval town building with Victorian prison cells
Leicester Royal Infirmary Museum Leicester Medical website, history of medicine and the Leicester Royal Infirmary
Loughborough Carillon & War Memorial Loughborough Carillon - geograph.org.uk - 3930.jpg Loughborough Military World War I memorial, carillon, military museum
Loughborough Central Station Loughborough central.jpg Loughborough Railway 1950s period station museum on the Great Central Railway heritage railroad
Lutterworth Museum Lutterworth Local information, local history, Sir Frank Whittle Display Open Tue, Thur, Fri 10:00 - 16:00 Sat 10:00 - 13:00.
Measham Museum Measham Local information, information, local history
Melton Carnegie Museum Melton Mowbray Local Local history and culture, including area Stilton cheese and pork pies
Moira Furnace MoiraFurnace01.jpg Moira Industry 19th century iron-making blast furnace
National Gas Museum Leicester GasMuseumMay2010.JPG Leicester Industry website, natural gas industry and gas related artifacts and appliances
National Space Centre National Space Centre, Leicester.jpg Leicester Science Space science and astronomy
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery New Walk Museum Leicester 2.JPG Leicester Multiple Dinosaurs, geology, art, Ancient Egypt, natural history, world art
Newarke Houses Museum Newarke Houses Museum Leicester.jpg Leicester Multiple Local history, room settings from the 17th century and the 1950s and 70s, toys, history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, period street scene
Old Rectory Museum Loughborough Local information, information, local history
Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle entrance.jpg Market Harborough Historic house Also listed under Northamptonshire, former royal castle and hunting lodge with gardens
Shackerstone Railwayana Museum Shackerstone Station.jpg Shackerstone Railway Station and museum for the Battlefield Line Railway
Sir John Moore Heritage Centre Appleby Magna Education website, 1891 Victorian life in the then Sir John Moore Church of England School
Snibston Discovery Museum OutsideSnibston.JPG Coalville Multiple Science, mining, technology and design, transport and engineering history, fashion
Stanford Hall Stanford Hall, Lutterworth.jpg Lutterworth Historic house William and Mary period house
Stonehouse Family Farm & Museum Mountsorrel Multiple website, family farm and automobile museum
Swannington Hough Mill Hough Mill, Swannington.jpg Swannington Mill Operated by Swannington Heritage Trust
Wigston Framework Knitters Museum Wigston Framework Knitters' Museum, Bushloe End - geograph.org.uk - 168309.jpg Wigston Magna Industry website, workshop with stocking frame equipment, hand frames for making gloves, mitts and fancy ribbed tops for golf hose
William Carey Museum Leicester Baptist Church.jpg Leicester Biographical website, located at the Central Baptist Church, life and works of pioneer missionary William Carey

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