Hinckley & District Museum, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley LE10 1QU
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New workshop for over 50s: 'Mini Museum Project', details below!

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.

Mini Museum Project

bustrips 2019 pdf

Join a free 'Mini Museum' workshop for over 50s, making handling objects for community loan boxes.
Running 9th/16th/23rd September and 7th/14th October - places must be booked.

Click to see full details including how to book your place.

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 2019

Date Speaker Title
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 Holidays Mondays' are finished for 2019, don't forget to come again next year!

'Family History Help Desk' events are still running...

  • 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

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