Charnwood Museum is now open. An official statement can be found on the news section of our website.
Charnwood Museum offers permanent exhibitions, which can be found in the following four areas:
Coming to Charnwood
People have been coming to Charnwood for centuries: to work, to live or just to visit. Find out how different groups of people have contributed to Charnwood life from 'Stone-age' settlers to today's richly diverse population.
Dig through the layers of history and find out why our archaeologists like old rubbish.
Investigate the 4,000 year old burial of Cossington Boy.
View ancient Anglo-Saxon treasures including a gold sword pommel.
The Natural World of Charnwood
Discover how a schoolboy made Charnwood famous when he found one of the world's oldest fossils.
Zoom-in on a Cluster fly with our video microscope.
Peep under rocks, in cracks and crevices to find the creatures that hide in Charnwood Museum. Will you 'Spot the Squirrel'?
Watch out for the Barrow Kipper! This Jurassic marine reptile still 'swims' under the floor of the Museum.
Living Off the Land
People have farmed the countryside of Charnwood for thousands of years. Find out about the crops they grew, the animals they bred, the equipment they used, and how these changed over time.
- Have a go at basket weaving.
- See a huge chair carved out of a single oak tree.
Earning a Living
The changing industries of Charnwood and the many thousands of skilled people who have worked in them have produced goods that have been exported all over the world. Find out more about some of Loughborough's important manufacturing industries.
Discover why stockings caused Loughborough's people so many problems.
Have a go with cranes, magnets and motors.
Don't forget to look up at the locally-built Auster aircraft that flies in the rafters of Charnwood Museum.
Last updated: Wed 26th August, 2020 @ 09:47