Address: Charnwood Museum, Queens Park, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU
Phone Number: 01509 233754
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
Nearby Attractions: View more days out nearby.
Charnwood Museum is a local history museum located in Loughborough town centre in Leicestershire.
This indoor attraction, set in Queens Park, has exhibits and displays about the history of the Charnwood area, which is a borough of Northern Leicestershire. There is information about local industries and the social and geological history of the area. Ladybird books also originated in Loughborough and consequently there is an exhibit of Ladybird books, artwork and memorabilia. There are displays of fossils including a Jurassic marine reptile.
Charnwood is also famous for the world’s first identification of a pre-camrian fossil, called Charnia named after the borough. The galleries also contain interactive computer displays, audio-visuals presentations and hands-on activites. Amongst the exhibits are information about the 4,000 year old burial of a boy from Cossington and a recreation of a Victorian grocers shop. There are also two temporary exhibition spaces.
- Use nearby public car parks (charge). Some parking for registered disabled.
- Museum shop selling gifts and souvenirs.
- Queens Park Café with indoor and outdoor seating serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.
- Apr to Sept: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4:30pm, Sundays from 2pm – 5pm
- Oct to Mar: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 3pm, Sundays from 12noon – 3pm
- Bank Holidays: Please call to check Bank Holiday opening.
- Free to enter.
Prices and opening hours correct as at January 2017.
Before you start your journey to Charnwood Museum for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.