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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.

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Upcoming Events

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14 June 2014 to 01 May 2015

Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War, Battledress explores the impact of the 1914 - 18 War on Women's fashion. Drawn from the Museum's historic fashion collection the exhibition will contrast the elaborate and restricting fashions of the Edwardian period with the more practical styles that were created as a result of the War and the revolution in fashion that followed during the 1920s. Opening hours.

Included in Admission. 01530 278444.

Century Cinema: Easter Parade (U)
19 April 2015
From 14:00

Introducing the Century Theatre's throwback to the bygone era of Cinema! Come along to see classic Hollywood blockbusters and musicals as we re-create the vintage feel of cinema. Pre-booking advisable. £5 Adults. £4 Groups (10+). £3.50 Child. Carers go FREE. 01530 278444.

The work of Leicester Transport Heritage Trust
23 April 2015
10:30 to 12:30

The work of Leicester Transport Heritage Trust and Stonegate Tram Depot Presented by Mike Greenwood A talk about the work of the Leicestershire Transport Heritage Trust and Stoneygate Tram Depot. Plus a section of an illustrated history of Midland Red's Coalville Garage and the local Midland Red bus workings. £4 including Tea / Biscuits. 01530 278444.

Century Theatre: Susan Calman - Lady Like
24 April 2015
From 20:00

Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour. Pre-booking essential. £14 Standard. £12 Student / NUS concession. 01530 278444.

Busy Fingers Monthly Craft Group
06 May 2015
10:30 to 12:30

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 10am and 12noon 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. Tel: 01530 278444.

Community Gallery - Tesserae group
07 May 2015 to 28 May 2015

Visit our Community Gallery during normal Museum opening times to see this exhibition of original textile and textile-related work, reflecting a range of individual interests, influences and enthusiasms - supported by sketchbooks and design work. FREE. Tel: 01530 278444.


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Ashby Road
LE67 3LN

01530 278444

0116 3054597

Snibston Discovery Park

Coal Play

Opening times

Snibston, Please see website for up to date times


Adult: Please see website for prices


Free car and coach parking.


Midland Fox 11 Mon-Sat.