Friday 3rd April - Friday 31st July
3rd April to 31st July 2015
Leicestershire without the horse – unthinkable and just to prove a point an exhibition is opening at Snibston to celebrate the long history that the area has with the horse.
All aspects of the horse will be looked at, the role of the horse through the ages, the horse in the twenty-first century, the role that the horse has to play in sport. When you think of the horse in an historical context you often think of a frosty morning, horses at the plough with the ploughman guiding their way. This romantic view was not always the case; often both horses and men worked long hours, the heavy work taking its toll on their health.
Throughout history the horse has played a vital role in the economy of Britain and a county such as Leicestershire is no exception. Today the horse still plays an important part in the economy of the area that should not be underestimated.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission price to the Museum
Tuesday 28th April - Friday 31st July
28th April - 31st July 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.
Exhibitions – Included in the admission price located within the museum (during normal opening hours)
Thursday 30th July 12:00 am.
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.
Adults £1.70, Children £1.10, family (max 2 adults) £4.50
Friday 31st July 2:00 pm.
The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.
Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul.
It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar womansteps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever..
Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger & Stellan Skarsgård.
Tickets: £3 Adult, £2 Child (14 years and below)