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.
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.
Our beautiful cottage garden is Hinckleys hidden gem.
Upcoming Talks in 2019
Hinckley's housing pioneers – early council housing in Hinckley and district
Power in the landscape: the families of Grey and Hastings in Leicestershire
Rosemary Coe and Linda Bent
A history of the boot and shoe trade in Barwell and Earl Shilton
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