Following the Government’s most recent advice regarding the coronavirus pandemic, Charnwood Museum will remain closed.
Our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of everyone who lives and works in Charnwood, and everyone who visits.
We apologise for any inconvenience and will keep you updated here and our social media channels.
For the latest information about Council services please visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Friends of Charnwood Museum are an active group of all ages who support the Museum in a number of different ways.
Money raised by the Friends provides extra resources for the museum and enables events eg the children’s workshops to take place.
Membership costs for the group remain the same as last year:
- £7 (£5 concessions) for Individual membership
- £12 (£9 concessions) for Household membership (2 or more individuals at one address)
Concessions apply to customers over 65 years, disabled customers and job seekers.
- Friends of Charnwood Museum - Membership Form (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)
Friends of Charnwood Museum - FREE Virtual talks for 2021
Booking is essential for every talk, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you once a booking is completed.
Thursday February 18, 2021
Former County Archaeologist, Peter Liddle looks at the history of the Vikings in Leicestershire through the archaeology that has been uncovered.
Mosses and Liverworts
Thursday March 18, 2021
Steve Woodward will be talking to the Friends of Charnwood Museum about these fascinating natural wonders, explaining what they are, how they live and local examples.
The Role of the Barber Surgeon in the Wars of the Roses
Wednesday April 21, 2021
Battlefield guide Eddie Smallwood brings his entertaining talk about the Barber Surgeon through some of the key battles within the Wars of the Roses, not to be missed!
The Alexandra Bedspread, a Hidden Gem
Thursday May 20, 2021
Join the Friends of Charnwood Museum as Deborah Moxom tells the story the of the Alexandra bedspread, its place in fundraising for the building of the Carillon Tower and stories behind some of the signatures on it.
‘Iron Age Living, Food and Cooking’
Thursday June 17, 2021
Rosemary Gibson takes us through what it was like to live during the Iron Age with a particular focus on food and cooking.
Animal Magic and the Horse Burials at Broughton Lodge
Thursday July 22, 2021
Michèle Saunders will speak on the excavations of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Broughton Lodge and, the rare finding of horse burials.
Last updated: Tue 26th January, 2021 @ 10:55