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Charnwood Museum
Charnwood Museum

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venues and exhibitions are closed until further notice. We recommend checking with the venues' own websites for up-to-date information. Charnwood Museum reflects the history and industries of Loughborough and the surrounding area. Permanent displays include: Coming to Charnwood, The Natural World, Living off the Land and Earning a Living. Two temporary galleries host a wide range of exhibitions on key local themes as well as national and international subjects. The story of Charnwood begins with its volcanic past and takes visitors on a walk through Charnwood Forest to explore changing agricultural practices, a Victorian grocers shop, local industries including hosiery, engineering, the design and manufacture of Auster aircraft and the nostalgia of Ladybird Books, which were published and printed in Loughborough from the 1930s until 1999. Charnwood Museum is managed in partnership between Leicestershire County Council and Charnwood Borough Council. The museum is free, has a café and a shop and is fully accessible to disabled visitors. Paintings on display include portraits of John Skevington, the Loughborough Chartist, and Robert Bakewell, the Leicestershire agricultural reformer whose work transformed nearly every aspect of eighteenth-century farming.

Charnwood Museum

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Charnwood Museum is managed by Leicestershire County Council Museums Service

Leicestershire County Council Museums Service is an Art UK Founder Partner

Charnwood Museum

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

museum@charnwood.gov.uk

01509 233754

http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/leisure_tourism/museums/charnwoodmuseum.htm

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