Conflict between the Grey and Hastings families during the 15th/16th centuries
The Higham Hoard
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.
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
Lady Florence Dixie - Bosworth's Forceful Victorian Feminist
Bustles and Bloomers
The role of the barber surgeon in the Wars of the Roses
Dr John Sutton
The Suffragette Movement: votes for women 1904 – 1928
Richard III: The man behind the myth
Dr Penelope Harris
Joseph Hansom and Robert Owen
The Romans – their life at Mancetter and Boudicca’s last battle
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 email@example.com for details)
Saturday 13th June 10am-4pm: Experience the 'Life of a Land Army Lass' with Jane Arnold.