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Snibston

 
 
 
 


Snibston is a 40ha site created by Leicestershire County Council on the former Snibston Mine site, near Coalville.  Colliery buildings, a loco shed and a large exhibition hall form one part of the site.  The Discovery Park includes Science Play and a museum of Leicestershire industry, while a colliery trail shows the pit as it was when in operation.

Elsewhere, a nature reserve and fishing lakes have been created at the Grange.  You can follow two separate trails around the whole site - a sculpture trail with pieces made from natural materials, and a nature trail with woodland, meadow, marshland and hedgerows. Over 30 specimen trees are labelled.

Dogs allowed in the country park only.


Disabled Facilities:

Designated disabled toilets and parking.

Loads to see and do key

Accepts Credit Cards Accepts Credit Cards
Baby Changing Facilities Baby Changing Facilities
Car Parking Car Parking
Children Welcome Children Welcome
Children's Play Area Children's Play Area
Coach Parking Coach Parking
Conference Facilities Conference Facilities
Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
Educational Activities Educational Activities
Fishing Fishing
Free WiFi Connection Free WiFi Connection
Gift Shop Gift Shop
Information Centre Information Centre
Licenced Licenced
Licensed for Weddings Licensed for Weddings
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Toilets Toilets
VAQAS VAQAS
Walking Trails Walking Trails
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

Woodland key

Angling Angling
Bus Service Bus Service
Disabled Access Disabled Access
Information Information
Parking Parking
Picnic Facilities Picnic Facilities
Refreshments Refreshments
Surfaced Paths Surfaced Paths
Toilets on Site Toilets on Site
Walking Walking


Upcoming Events

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Busy Fingers Monthly Craft Group
07 July 2015
10:00 to 12:00

If you would like to learn some new craft skills or share any craft skills you already have with others, then Snibston is the place to be on the first Wednesday of every month between 10:00am and 12:00 noon when we are holding a Busy Fingers Craft group.

The event is FREE and takes place on the mezzanine in the main entrance to the Museum. 01530 278444.


Trains Running
16 July 2015

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world.

Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel Locomotive.

Trains running at 1115, 1145, 1215, 1240, 1345, 1415, 1445, 1515, 1545.

£1.70 Adults. £1.10 Children / Concessions. £4.50 Family tickets (max 2 adults). 01530 278444.


Beam Engines Running
22 July 2015
11:15 to 15:50

Gimson horizontal engine: 11:15am - 12:00pm and 14:00pm - 14:30pm Gimson beam engine: 12:20pm - 12:50pm and 14:45pm - 15:30pm Bellis and morcom compound engine: 12:50pm - 13:00pm and 15:30pm - 15:50pm

FREE. 01530 278444.


Trains Running
23 July 2015

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world.

Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel Iocomotive.

Trains running at 11:15, 11:45, 12:15, 12:40, 13:45, 14:15, 14:45, 15:15, 15:45.

£1.70 Adults. £1.10 Children / Concessions. £4.50 Family tickets (max 2 adults). 01530 278444.


Miners' Morning
23 July 2015
10:30 to 12:30

William Stenson and George Stephenson - the grandfathers of the town of Coalville. Presented by Jeffrey Knight.

The existence of the town of Coalville owes much to William Stenson and George Stephenson who both sank collieries in Whitwick Parish between 1828 and 1832. This talk will focus on Stenson and Stephenson and the developments they brought about which led to the formation of the embryonic town of Coalville. In particular it will focus on the partnerships which both men found necessary to raise the capital for their endeavours and the consequences this had on the development of the town throughout the first half of the 19th century.

£4.00 including tea and biscuits. 01530 278444.


Trains running
28 July 2015
From 11:15

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel Locomotive.

£1.70 Adults. £1.10 Children / Concessions. £4.50 Family ticket (max 2 adults). 01530 278444.


Trains running
28 July 2015
From 11:45

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel Locomotive.

£1.70 Adults. £1.10 Children / Concessions. £4.50 Family ticket (max 2 adults). 01530 278444.


Trains running
28 July 2015
From 12:15

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel Locomotive.

£1.70 Adults. £1.10 Children / Concessions. £4.50 Family ticket (max 2 adults). 01530 278444.


Trains running
28 July 2015
From 12:40

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel Locomotive.

£1.70 Adults. £1.10 Children / Concessions. £4.50 Family ticket (max 2 adults). 01530 278444.


Trains running
28 July 2015
From 13:45

Created by Robert Stephenson, the railway once joined the Swannington to Leicester line, one of the earliest railways in the world. Ride along the line on our Hunslet Diesel Locomotive.

£1.70 Adults. £1.10 Children / Concessions. £4.50 Family ticket (max 2 adults). 01530 278444.




     

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Ashby Road
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3LN

01530 278444

0116 3054597

http://www.snibston.com

Snibston Discovery Park

Coal Play

Opening times

Snibston, Please see website for up to date times

Admissions

Snibston:
Adult: Please see website for prices

Parking

Free car and coach parking.

Buses

Midland Fox 11 Mon-Sat.