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Charnwood Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Little special museum

This is an exceptional small museum. Building was originally municipal baths. Very hand on for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Must See - Excellent Museum with Marvellous WWI Displays

This has to be the finest town museum in the country, surely? They have done a fantastic job with... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2018
pamela h
Rutland, United Kingdom
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  • Poor1%
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“local history”(16 reviews)
“queens park”(25 reviews)
“nice cafe”(10 reviews)
Includes exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and the surrounding area,
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Granby Street | Queens Hall, Loughborough LE11 3DU, England
+44 1509 233754
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All reviews local history queens park nice cafe interactive displays wonderful collection pocket money priced free entry couple of hours return visit first world war beautiful park all ages great for kids worth a visit lovely staff car park ladybird
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an exceptional small museum. Building was originally municipal baths. Very hand on for younger children. Highlights locality interesting information. Lovely staff, shop and cafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hilary2711
Reviewed 22 November 2018

This has to be the finest town museum in the country, surely? They have done a fantastic job with their First World War tributes, displays and commemorations. It's a truly moving experience in their large gallery of WWI history and objects. Rivalling the Imperial War...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank pamela h
Reviewed 17 October 2018

My kids actually didn't want to go but within seconds of being there it was interactive. They can touch everything and anything that they can't touch is behind plastic. For such a small museum there is so much to see. If you grewup in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank RPTJ
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great for children although mine are grown up but I still go because they also do other things I have been to see the history of ladybird books have learnt about the holocaust things I didn't already know but it is educational and also has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pepperc907
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A small museum in the heart of Loughborough, in Queens Park. Exhibits are good, especially the ones on Herbert Morris Cranes (where I used to work), brought back some fond memories. Best of all, it's free entry.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Keith P
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I visited this little museum for background information while researching my family tree. It was fabulous. Useful and interesting. Packs a lot of information into a small place. I would love to take my children here to look round. Unlike some slicker looking museums there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank YellowMeteor
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Always enjoy a visit to this museum with the kids as always find something new to discover. The staff are always friendly and helpful and there is a lovely little cafe for a reasonably priced snack half way round. For little ones there is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank alliehughes79
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

On a shopping trip to Loughborough we dropped in at Queens Park just to give out boys a chance to play, and then stumbled upon the museum after visiting the past area. Seeing it was free we wandered in and were so glad we did....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MLambertGeo
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

My wife dragged us in because she enjoys museums. The kids loved it full of so much to learn & understand. Great fun

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Moza H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It's a small museum but it has lots of information about the Charnwood region. There are some hidden things that the kids will love.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank erivangebl
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