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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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Gift Shop Gift Shop
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Upcoming Events

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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.

Century Cinema: Night At the Museum 3 (PG)
27 May 2015
From 14:00

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry leaves New York City for London's British Museum, embarking on an epic equest to save the magic before it is gone forever. 3+ years old. Pre-booking advisable. £3 Adults. £2 Child (14 years old and below). 01530 278444.

Century Theatre: An Evening of Mediumship
28 May 2015
From 19:30

The popular star of TV's Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tong Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience. 12+ years old. Pre-booking essential. £18.50 per person. 01530 278444.

Century Cinema: Big Hero 6 (PG)
29 May 2015
From 14:00

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph," comes Big Hero 6, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. Pre-booking advisable. £3 Adults. £2 Child (14 years old and below). 01530 278444.

Century Theatre: Mary Queen of Scots
29 May 2015
From 19:30

Presented by Lesley Smith, Curator at Tutbury Castle. Here is a chance to meet Mary Queen of Scots in full authentic costume during her imprisonment at Tutbury where she spent a lot of time reading, writing letters and doing embroidery. Pre-booking essential. £7.50 Advance. £9 On the door. 01530 278444.

Busy Fingers Monthly Craft Group
10 June 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 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. FREE. Tel: 01530 278444.

Miners' Morning - Welcome to the Witch's Garden
25 June 2015
10:30 to 12:30

Presented by Lynne Tann-Watson. Lynne has been growing and using herbs for over 40 years. She talks about the history and folklore of herbs, about herbal preparations, and about some of the individual herbs and their medicinal, culinary and other uses. A selection of herb and vegetable plants and Lynne's books will be available to buy after the talk. £4.00 including tea and biscuits. 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.