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Charnwood Museum, Loughborough

Charnwood Museum, Loughborough


Queens Hall, Granby Street,
LE11 3DU


Charnwood Museum is a popular museum set in the heart of the beautiful Queens Park in the centre of Loughborough. The Museum features a wide range of exhibits which reflect local history and industries. The permanent displays have been grouped into four areas: 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.

Charnwood Museum has two temporary exhibition galleries which host a regularly changing programme of exhibitions on a variety of key local themes as well as national and international subjects, so that there is always something new to see. Past exhibitions have included: David Hockney's Grimms Fairy Tales; the Original Art of Peter and Jane by Ladybird Books illustrator Martin Aitchison; Dinosaurs Then and Now; Leon Greenman: Auschwitz Survivor 98288; Chocolate; The Toybox; the nationally acclaimed Ladybird Life exhibition which was shortlisted for the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence in 2005; and the Lacemakers Story: Loughborough, Luddites and Long Journeys which is currently touring nationally. Contact the curator for details of the current exhibition programme.

Coach park: Nearest coach parking in on Derby Road

Drop off: Drop off point outside

Visit hrs: 2

Gift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Guided tours for groups


A donation towards the Friends of Charnwood Museum would be welcomed from organised groups.



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Map reference: SK 533194  Lat: 52.77032 Long: -1.21056

Located in Loughborough town centre on Granby Street.

Accessible by Public Transport: 3.2 km from Loughborough station


  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups