Charnwood Museum is situated in the beautiful Victorian surroundings of Queen's Park in Loughborough. The museum is open all year round, with free admission, both temporary and permanent exhibitions, a friends service and regular talks and workshops.
Car parks near Charnwood Museum are situated on: Granby Street, Beehive Lane, Browns Lane. We have one disabled parking spot at the front of Charnwood Museum; please call us on 01509 233754 for details.
To note, from October 1 the museum will be closed on Sundays and Mondays until March following a review of resources and to ensure the service is running as efficiently as possible. (It will be open on Sunday, October 22 for the Loogabarooga Festival)
Opening hours April to September
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm
- Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Opening hours October to March
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 3pm
- Bank Holidays: 01509 233754
Queen's Park Café
Attached to Charnwood Museum, Queen's Park Café offers a seasonal menu catering to a wide audience with a variety of hot and cold food and drinks.
People of all ages are welcome to stop by and enjoy. For any catering enquiries please call 01509 233750.
Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30am – 3pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Charnwood museum shop
Charnwood Museum has a well-presented, dedicated retail space which has a variety of products reflecting the themes, displays and exhibitions of the Museum.
You can find a wide range of products available:
- Pocket money toys for all ages
- Souvenirs of Loughborough and Charnwood
- Fossils, Minerals and Gemstones of all sizes
- Books – a variety of titles including a large local history selection
- Vintage and nostalgic Ladybird book items
The museum also stocks a selection of items from local artists and makers; supporting local creative talent.
There’s something for all budgets and all sales in the shop contribute to the sustainability of Charnwood Museum. The merchandise is always changing so come and take a look!
The shop can be visited during the Museum’s opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm
Charnwood museum e-newsletter
If you would like to be kept up to date with what's going on at Charnwood museum then sign up to our e-newsletter using the sign up form below.
We will only use your contact details for the above purpose and will not pass your details onto third parties.
- Charnwood museum - access statement (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)
Last updated: Wed 27th September, 2017 @ 09:23