Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley LE10 1QU
01455 251218 [open days only]

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Newly added: Heritage Bus trips, don't miss out!

Things to see

  • Displays

    New displays in 2019 are
    • Extraordinary Women: women who have made their mark locally, nationally or internationally, including Ada Lovelace, Charlotte Mary Brame, Lady Florence Dixie, Myra King Merrick, Elizabeth Coxhead and Dorothy Goodman.
    • The Salvation Army in Hinckley.
    • Hinckley Photographic Society - a history in artefacts.
    • Victorian costumes.
    • The Battle of Bosworth 1485.
    • What did the Romans do for us?
  • 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

bustrips 2019 pdf

Come and spend a leisurely afternoon exploring our local heritage, folklore and mysterious legends in the company of knowledgeable local guides.
Available dates are Sunday 12th May and Sunday 9th June.

Click to download full details including how to book.

Upcoming Talks in 2019

Date Speaker Title
May 16th Katie Bridger Power in the landscape: the families of Grey and Hastings in Leicestershire
June 20th Rosemary Coe and Linda Bent A history of the boot and shoe trade in Barwell and Earl Shilton
September 19th Brian Johnson Made in Leicester – part 2
October 17th Stanley Rooney Ada Lovelace: the calculating Countess
November 21st Gregory Drozdz Extraordinary women

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 £3 for non-members at the door.
Free parking is available in the Druid Street and Lower Bond Street car parks.

Upcoming Events in 2019

Summer Holiday Mondays 11am-3pm, with themed crafts and activities:

  • 15th July - Romans
  • 22nd July - Tudors
  • 29th July - Victorians, including the ever popular Wash Day experience
  • 5th August - Romans
  • 12th August - Tudors
  • 19th August - Victorians, including the ever popular Wash Day experience

Bank Holiday Monday 10am-4pm
  • 26th August - Historical Fun Day

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 (22nd April) to end of October 2019 on

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


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