New event: Fairtrade Garden Party 20th July, details below!
Things to see
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.
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.
Heritage Bus Trips
Come and spend a leisurely afternoon exploring our local heritage, folklore and mysterious legends in the company of knowledgeable local guides.
Next available date is Sunday 28th July.
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
Saturday and Sunday events
20th July (Saturday) 12noon-3pm - Fairtrade Garden Party: find out about Fairtrade in Hinckley and Bosworth, normal admission charges apply
18th August (Sunday) 3pm-4pm - The Hinckley Salvation Army Band, with singing and timbrels, will be in the museum garden
5th October (Saturday) 10am-3pm - Family History Help Desk with members of the Leicestershire Family History Society to advise and help with your enquiries
6th October (Sunday) 2pm-3.30pm - Family History Help Desk with members of the Leicestershire Family History Society to advise and help with your enquiries