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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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Baby Changing Facilities Baby Changing Facilities
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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
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Licensed for Weddings Licensed for Weddings
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Restaurant/Café Restaurant/Café
Toilets Toilets
Walking Trails Walking Trails
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

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Angling Angling
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Surfaced Paths Surfaced Paths
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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.

Busy Fingers Monthly Craft Group
04 March 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 Figners Craft group. The event is FREE and takes place on the mezzanine in the main entrance to the Museum. FREE. tel: 01530 278444.

Century Cinema: Mr Turner (12A)
06 March 2015
From 19:30

MR TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). £3.50 On The Door only. Tel: 01530 278444.

Century Theatre: The Counterfeit Sixties
07 March 2015
From 19:30

The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees. Pre-booking advisable. £14 Advance. £16 On The Door. Tel; 01530 278444.

Mother's Day
15 March 2015

Mother's can enjoy FREE entry to the museum and a cup cake if accompanied by a full pay child. Tel; 01530 278444.

Century Cinema: The King & I (U)
15 March 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 Children. Carers go FREE. Tel: 01530 278444.

Miners' Morning: Making a Film
19 March 2015
10:30 to 12:30

Miners' Morning: Making a Film about the River Soar Presented Brian Langtry. Using footage from the film "The Song of the Soar" interspersed with the spoken word the event goes through the creative and practical aspects of such an undertaking and aspires to enthuse others to get out their camcorders and shoot pictures! £4 - including tea / biscuits. Tel: 01530 278444.

Century Cinema: The Imitation Game (12A)
20 March 2015
From 19:30

THE IMITATION GAME is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team. £3.50 On The Door only. Tel: 01530 278444.

The Great Snibston Easter Egg Parachute Challenge
30 March 2015
13:00 to 15:00

See if you can design a parachute that will allow an egg to land safely when dropped from a height of five metres. FREE. Tel: 01530 278444.

The Great Snibston Easter Egg Parachute Challenge
31 March 2015
13:00 to 15:00

See if you can design a parachute that will allow an egg to land safely when dropped from a height of five metres. 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.