Charnwood Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Charnwood Museum

Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor

At the Charnwood Museum there are lots of interactive exhibits here for the kids to get stuck: you can dig through the layers of history and find out why archaeologists like old rubbish, peep under rocks, in cracks and crevices to find the hidden creatures or zoom-in on a centipede's head with the video microscope.

Permanent displays include ‘Coming to Charnwood', ‘The Natural World of Charnwood', ‘Living off the Land' and ‘Earning a Living'. Each contains exhibits from the past and present including interactive displays, computers and audio-visuals.

Visitors can handle rocks from Charnwood's volcanic past, walk beneath the giant oak tree, investigate the 4,000 year old burial of the Cossington Boy, visit the Victorian grocers shop or zoom-in on a fly's eye with the video microscope.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Queens Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU, England


Click here to visit Charnwood Museum's website
01509 233754

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

October - March
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 15:00


Free admission

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