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Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley LE10 1QU
hinckleymuseum@hotmail.co.uk
01455 251218 [open days only]

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Visit the 'Get Involved' page for the 2020 membership form

Things to see

  • Displays

    New displays in 2020 are
    • WWII Prisoners of War
    • Conflict between the Grey and Hastings families during the 15th/16th centuries
    • The Higham Hoard
    • Sketchley Dyeworks
    • Viewing Hinckley with Maps over the Centuries
  • Framework Knitters Cottages

    The museum cottages are the most complete example of half-timbered buildings remaining in Hinckley and date from the seventeenth century.
    The craft of framework knitting once took place, and a reconstruction of a framework knitters' cottage room setting can be viewed, and the frame on display is typical of the hand operated frames used in the domestic phase of the industry in Hinckley from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.
  • Cottage garden

    Our beautiful cottage garden is Hinckleys hidden gem.

Heritage Bus Trips

No more bus trips currently available for booking. If you missed out this time, make sure you don't miss out next time!

Upcoming Talks in 2020

Date Speaker Title
February 20th Hugh Beavin Lady Florence Dixie - Bosworth's Forceful Victorian Feminist
March 19th Nick Marshall Bustles and Bloomers
April 23rd Eddie Smallwood The role of the barber surgeon in the Wars of the Roses
May 21st Dr John Sutton The Suffragette Movement: votes for women 1904 – 1928
June 18th Elizabeth Hornsby Richard III: The man behind the myth
September 17th Dr Penelope Harris Joseph Hansom and Robert Owen
October 15th Eddie Smallwood The Romans – their life at Mancetter and Boudicca’s last battle
November 19th Denis Kenyon The Leicester City, County & Rutland At Risk War Memorials Project

The talks take place in the upper schoolroom of the Great Meeting Chapel, Baines Lane, Hinckley, and commence at 7.30pm.
Admission is free to museum members (bring membership card) and £5 for non-members at the door.
Free parking is available in the Druid Street and Lower Bond Street car parks.

Upcoming Events in 2020

  • Monday 13th April 10am-4pm: Hinckley & District Museum reopens for the 2020 season with an 'Easter Bunny Hunt' for children and new displays.
  • Friday 8th May 10am-4pm: Hinckley & District Museum open with a commemorative 'VE Day pop-up exhibition'.
  • Saturday 16th May 10am-4pm: Come and experience being part of 'Dad’s Army with Jed Jaggard'.
  • Wednesday 27th May, sessions at 10am-12noon and 1-3pm: 'Sock printing workshop' for 6-12 year olds. (Booking essential - email hinckleymuseum@hotmail.co.uk for details)
  • Saturday 13th June 10am-4pm: Experience the 'Life of a Land Army Lass' with Jane Arnold.

first event image from Lee Glasgow Photography
second event image from Lee Glasgow Photography
third event image from Lee Glasgow Photography
fourth event image from Lee Glasgow Photography
Photos ©Lee Glasgow Photography

Bookable Events: walks and talks

We also provide speakers on request to groups and societies for walks and talks, including the Hinckley Ghost Walk!


Opening hours

Easter Monday (13th April 2020) to end of October 2020 on

  • Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays : 10am - 4pm
  • Bank Holiday Friday (8th May): 10am - 4pm
  • Sundays : 2pm - 4pm
  • Mondays (except Bank Holidays) from April to August 11am - 3pm
All with last admission 30 minutes before closing

Admission

Adults £2 Children (5+) £1
Event Days £2 per person