• Hinckley & District Museum
  • Framework Knitters` Cottages
  • Lower Bond Street
  • Hinckley
  • Leicestershire
  • LE10 1QU
  • e-mail hinckleymuseum@hotmail.co.uk
  • Tel. 01455 251218 [open days only]

Talks in 2017

Date Speaker Title
September 21st Marianne Whiting

What did the Vikings ever do for us?

October 19th Mary Matts

Canal life, traditions and painting.

November 16th Nick Marshall

Christmas on coupons.

December 14th Greg Drozdz

Togo Bolesworth: the best soldier in the Leicestershire Regiment.

These talks will take place in the Great Meeting Chapel, Baines Lane/Druid Street, Hinckley, and commence at 7.30pm. Admission is free with a 2017 Friends of Hinckley & District Museum membership card.

Non members are welcome - admission £3 at the door. The chapel is disabled friendly with easy access from Druid Street.

There is free evening parking in the Druid Street car park and in the car park adjacent to the museum in Lower Bond Street.


Events in 2017


Saturday, 5th August, 12noon - 3pm.

Come and meet Ozzie and Bobby, Shire Horses from the National Brewery Centre.

Admission via the museum at £1 adults and 50p children.

Saturday, 19th and Sunday, 20th August.

Family History Help Desk with members of the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society during normal open hours. Advice and help for beginners and more advanced researchers.

Admission £1 adults, 50p children, includes museum entry.

Mondays 17th, 24th & 31st July. Roman Days. 11am – 3pm.

Dressing up, writing, jewellery and sandal making, crafts and fun activities on a Roman theme for children aged from 5 years.

Admission £1 per person (includes museum entry and free soft drink for children).

Mondays 7th, 14th & 21st August. Wash Days. 11am – 3pm.

Come and experience old-fashioned wash days using dolly tubs and scrubbing boards. Learn about the equipment used from costumed washerwomen. A hands-on experience for children aged from 5, and adults.

Admission £1 per person (includes museum entry and free soft drink for children).