Snibston Discovery Museum


Visit this Leicestershire favourite with great family activities, high quality exhibitions, interactive fun and a few surprises along the way. From planes and trains, mining and engineering, fashion and toys to colliery tours, train rides and science play, there really is something for everyone. LATEST NEWS - our online shop is now live

Must See Events

Lego Day Workshops...Must See

Lego Day Workshops...Must See

Tuesday 5th August 10:15 am. - 3:00 pm.

If you’re really mad about LEGO you can attend a 45 minute Workshop where you’ll be able to learn the “tricks of the trade” from a professional LEGO builder and receive a FREE LEGO gift. Numbers for the workshops are limited, so BOOKING IS ADVISABLE.

10.15am, 11.15am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Adult £15.45 Child £13.00

Snibston Miners' Gala Family Fun Filled Day...Must See

Snibston Miners' Gala Family Fun Filled Day...Must See

Saturday 13th September 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

Snibston Discovery Museum will open its doors to visitors with free admission and free car parking, a great fun filled day for the whole family to enjoy. The Gala is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate all things mining and to educate the younger generation on what life was like for the mining communities.

This year there is a fantastic line up including a horticultural show, Miners’ first aid display, colliery tours, Snibston co-op brass band, a miners’ wives dolly tub demonstration, mining memorabilia, local history groups and displays, delicious food and drink stalls and much more.

There will be plenty for children to enjoy as they can ride a Pony, pets corner including, Newfoundland dogs, goats. Also children's face painter, Filbert the Fox and LCFC, children's fun fair rides and much more…!

There will be music and dance from Leicestershire Snibston Co-Op brass band, Creation Steel Band, Ibstock Scout Marching Band and Expressions Dance Display.

Avid gardeners can test their green fingered skills at the Horticultural Show. with a range of prizes to reward the entrants' finest home-grown fruit, vegetables and flowers. Categories for cakes and flower arrangements and a section for children are also available at the Horticultural Show.

A new exciting exhibition titled “What’s in your shed?” A varied collection of sheds from g8artists, Ruth Singer to an Event shed…

*Charges apply for some activities

If you are interested in attending as a stall holder, there are still spaces available inside or out, please contact Ann-Marie Bird.