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Battledress

Battledress

Thursday 5th February - Friday 5th June

5th February - 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)

Eating In Exhibition

Eating In Exhibition

Thursday 19th February - Friday 27th March

Eating In Exhibition 19/02/14 to 27/03/15

The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum collections.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission to the Museum

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Wednesday 4th March 10:00 am. - 12:00 pm.

Would you like to learn new crafts skills, or share any crafts skills you already have?

If so, then come along 10am-12pm every first Wednesday of every month at Snibston Discovery Museum

Wednesday 4th March

All handmade (No Machines)

FREE

Call: 01530278444

Coalville Jobs Fair

Coalville Jobs Fair

Friday 6th March 10:00 am. - 3:00 pm.

Coalville Jobs Fair - Friday 6th March 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

For further information please visit www.coalvillejobsfair.co.uk

Mr. Turner (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Mr. Turner (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 6th March 7:30 pm.

MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).

Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.

Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Directed by Mike Leigh and starring Timothy Spall & Dorothy Atkinson.

Fri 6th March 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £3.50

Tickets are available on the door

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the film

The Counterfeit Sixties...at the Century Theatre

The Counterfeit Sixties...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 7th March 7:30 pm.

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the
original bands.

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 - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show.

The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!

7th March 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £16
Advanced: £14

Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the show

www.counterfeitsixties.com

Century of Stories

Century of Stories

Tuesday 10th March - Thursday 26th March

10th March to 26th March - 10am-4pm

A Heritage Lottery funded project, which explores the social history surrounding the individual and shared legacy of the First World War in the Community Gallery.

Come & see what people have discovered so far & begin your personal journey! This exhibition runs until the 26th March and is free to view!

For more information visit www.centuryofstories.org.uk
www.twitter.com/century_stories, www.facebook.com/centuryofstories

Mother's Day Special...Must See

Mother's Day Special...Must See

Sunday 15th March 10:00 am.

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL – 15TH MARCH

All mother’s coming to Snibston on Mother’s day will gain FREE entry to the Museum and a FREE cupcake if accompanied by a paying child.

Normal opening hours: 10am - 17:00pm

We look forward to welcoming all you mums to Snibston

The King & I (U)...at the Century Theatre

The King & I (U)...at the Century Theatre

Sunday 15th March 2:00 pm.

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.

Enjoy our dementia-friendly showing which is suitable for the whole family and join us for our pre-show social where you can indulge in a FREE tea or coffee with fun and reminiscence!

With supporting pathe Newsreels, usherettes and maybe even the national anthem, we take a Royalty theme with our screening of 20th Century Fox's The King & I starring Deborah Kerr & Academy Award winner Yul Brynner.

After the death of her husband, Anna Owens moves from England to Siam with her son Louis to become a teacher for the children of the king of Siam. She finds Siamese customs to be quite different from English ones, which brings her often in conflict with the king. However, after some time they find themselves getting along much better.

15th March 2015 - 2:00 PM

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Groups (10+), £3.50 Child (14 years and below)

2pm - Pre-show Social

3pm - Film Start time

NOTE: Carers come free to this event

Making a Film about the River Soar - Presented by Brian Langtry

Making a Film about the River Soar - Presented by Brian Langtry

Thursday 19th March 10:30 am.

N.B This talk is in the Theatre.

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!

19th March special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

(Pre-booking required)

The Imitation Game (12A)...at the Century Theatre

The Imitation Game (12A)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 20th March 7:30 pm.

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 at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

Friday 20th March 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £3.50

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Allen Leech, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear and Mark Strong.

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Monday 30th March 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•The Great Snibston Easter Egg Parachute Challenge: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
FREE activity - See if you can design a parachute that will allow an egg to land safely when launched from a height of 5 metres

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Tuesday 31st March 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•The Great Snibston Easter Egg Parachute Challenge: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
FREE activity - See if you can design a parachute that will allow an egg to land safely when launched from a height of 5 metres

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Wednesday 1st April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Fabulous Flying Machines: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Come and test some of the best paper plane designs around, or design your own! Make a simple helicopter and test which different shapes work best. Make and launch your own paper rocket - how high can you make it go? Suitable for all ages, mums and dads too! FREE

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

•Beam Engines running: various times throughout the day
Experience the sounds and smells of our Gimson Horizontal Steam Engine, Gimson Beam Engine & our Bellis & Morcom Compound Engine running at various times throughout the day. This is included in the admission FREE

Easter

Easter

Wednesday 1st April 11:15 am. - 3:50 pm.

Visit our Engineering and Extractive Industries Galleries, where you’ll find a celebration of the Midlands’ rich industrial past and you can take close-up look at some of the key technologies that have shaped our lives. Don’t forget to see our steam powered beam engines in action at the following times

Wednesday 1st April

Gimson horizontal engine: 11:15-12:00 and 14:00-14:30

Gimson Beam Engine: 12:20-12-50 and 14:45-15:30

Bellis & Morcom compound engine: 12:50-13:00 and 15:30-15:50

Snibston Easter School Hoildays

Snibston Easter School Hoildays

Thursday 2nd April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Fabulous Flying Machines: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Come and test some of the best paper plane designs around, or design your own! Make a simple helicopter and test which different shapes work best. Make and launch your own paper rocket - how high can you make it go? Suitable for all ages, mums and dads too! FREE

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

•Beam Engines running: various times throughout the day
Experience the sounds and smells of our Gimson Horizontal Steam Engine, Gimson Beam Engine & our Bellis & Morcom Compound Engine running at various times throughout the day. This is included in the admission FREE

Easter

Easter

Thursday 2nd April 11:15 am. - 3:50 pm.

Visit our Engineering and Extractive Industries Galleries, where you’ll find a celebration of the Midlands’ rich industrial past and you can take close-up look at some of the key technologies that have shaped our lives. Don’t forget to see our steam powered beam engines in action at the following times

Thursday 2nd April

Gimson horizontal engine: 11:15-12:00 and 14:00-14:30

Gimson Beam Engine: 12:20-12-50 and 14:45-15:30

Bellis & Morcom compound engine: 12:50-13:00 and 15:30-15:50

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Friday 3rd April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Easter Egg Trail: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Search for the GIANT Easter Eggs within the museum, complete the trail and hand it in to the reception to claim your crème egg
FREE (only 1 egg per child)

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Horsing Around – A 2000 Year Old Love Affair: Exhibition

Horsing Around – A 2000 Year Old Love Affair: Exhibition

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

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Saturday 4th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Easter Egg Trail: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Search for the GIANT Easter Eggs within the museum, complete the trail and hand it in to the reception to claim your crème egg
FREE (only 1 egg per child)

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Sunday 5th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Easter Egg Trail: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Search for the GIANT Easter Eggs within the museum, complete the trail and hand it in to the reception to claim your crème egg
FREE (only 1 egg per child)

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Snibston Easter School Holidays

Monday 6th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•The Great Snibston Easter Egg Parachute Challenge: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
FREE activity - See if you can design a parachute that will allow an egg to land safely when launched from a height of 5 metres

•Easter Egg Trail: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Search for the GIANT Easter Eggs within the museum, complete the trail and hand it in to the reception to claim your crème egg
FREE (only 1 egg per child)

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum

Tuesday 7th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•The Great Snibston Easter Egg Parachute Challenge: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
FREE activity - See if you can design a parachute that will allow an egg to land safely when launched from a height of 5 metres

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

•Busy Fingers Craft Group
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 10.00 am and 12.00 noon 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

LEGO Day...Must See

LEGO Day...Must See

Wednesday 8th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

Wednesday 8th April - 10.00am-17.00pm

Join us for another fantastic LEGO Day – create 2 mosaics in the heart of the museum and take part in a LEGO workshop under the guidance of a LEGO professional (yes they really do exist) this is a must for LEGO fans of all ages.

Workshops (which include the mini figure worth £5) cost £10 per person per workshop
Captain America Workshops are at 10.15 am, 1.00 pm & 3.00 pm
Wonder Woman workshops are at 11.15 am, 2.00 pm

For an additional £3.95 your child can also discover the wonders of the Museum

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Wednesday 8th April 10:00 am. - 12:00 pm.

Would you like to learn new crafts skills, or share any crafts skills you already have?

If so, then come along 10am-12pm every first Wednesday of every month at Snibston Discovery Museum

Wednesday 8th April

All handmade (No Machines)

FREE

Call: 01530278444

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum

Wednesday 8th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•LEGO DAY & Workshops: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A chance to help create 2 LEGO mosaics in the heart of the Museum, which is included in the admission price or you can take part in a LEGO Workshop under the guidance of a LEGO professional

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Easter

Easter

Wednesday 8th April 11:15 am. - 3:50 pm.

Visit our Engineering and Extractive Industries Galleries, where you’ll find a celebration of the Midlands’ rich industrial past and you can take close-up look at some of the key technologies that have shaped our lives. Don’t forget to see our steam powered beam engines in action at the following times

Wednesday 8th April

Gimson horizontal engine: 11:15-12:00 and 14:00-14:30

Gimson Beam Engine: 12:20-12-50 and 14:45-15:30

Bellis & Morcom compound engine: 12:50-13:00 and 15:30-15:50

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum

Thursday 9th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Fabulous Flying Machines: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Come and test some of the best paper plane designs around, or design your own! Make a simple helicopter and test which different shapes work best. Make and launch your own paper rocket - how high can you make it go? Suitable for all ages, mums and dads too! FREE

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Easter

Easter

Thursday 9th April 11:15 am. - 3:50 pm.

Visit our Engineering and Extractive Industries Galleries, where you’ll find a celebration of the Midlands’ rich industrial past and you can take close-up look at some of the key technologies that have shaped our lives. Don’t forget to see our steam powered beam engines in action at the following times

Thursday 9th April

Gimson horizontal engine: 11:15-12:00 and 14:00-14:30

Gimson Beam Engine: 12:20-12-50 and 14:45-15:30

Bellis & Morcom compound engine: 12:50-13:00 and 15:30-15:50

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum

Friday 10th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Fabulous Flying Machines: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Come and test some of the best paper plane designs around, or design your own! Make a simple helicopter and test which different shapes work best. Make and launch your own paper rocket - how high can you make it go? Suitable for all ages, mums and dads too! FREE

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Paddington (PG)...at the Century Theatre

Paddington (PG)...at the Century Theatre

Friday 10th April 7:30 pm.

Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.

Friday 10th April 2015 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: £3.50

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life.

Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before. But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat...

Starring Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville.

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum

Saturday 11th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•World War II Evacuee Train Experience: 11.15 am to 3.45pm
Join the “Up and At Em!” History Group on site who will help you experience what it was like to be a evacuee during WWII on our Heritage Railway
Adults £1.70, Child £1.10, Family (max 2 adults) £4.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum

Sunday 12th April 10:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

•The Museum: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
With lots to discover, inside and out, Snibston will inspire people of all ages and help you to understand more about the amazing world in which we live
Adults £7.95, Child £5.50

•Colliery Tours: 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 2.30 pm
Join ex-miners for a guided tour of these nationally important colliery buildings and hear stories about working underground
Adults £2.30, Child £1.50

•World War II Evacuee Train Experience: 11.15 am to 3.45pm
Join the “Up and At Em!” History Group on site who will help you experience what it was like to be a evacuee during WWII on our Heritage Railway
Adults £1.70, Child £1.10, Family (max 2 adults) £4.50

•Café Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Hot food to 2.30 pm)
A welcoming area to rest and refresh during, before or after your visit

•Shop: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
A delightful place to complete your day out, so browse and explore our exciting range of original gifts, cards and confectionery

•Eating In Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
The story of cooking and eating at home from prehistory to the present day, including a wide range of food packaging, recipes, kitchen gadgets and tableware from the museum
collections.

•Battledress Exhibition: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

•Community Gallery: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Canterbury Tales...at the Century Theatre

The Canterbury Tales...at the Century Theatre

Friday 17th April 7:45 pm.

Acclaimed historical theatre company Blast from the Past present a new version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s timeless classic The Canterbury Tales.

Written in the late 14th century, The Canterbury Tales is the high-water mark of medieval English literature. Based around the concept of a disparate group of pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury Cathedral who tell each other stories to while away the journey, it paints a rich and vibrant portrait of life in medieval England.

Friday 17th April 2015 - 7:45 PM

Tickets: £10
Advanced: £8

Easter Parade (U)...at the Century Theatre

Easter Parade (U)...at the Century Theatre

Sunday 19th April 2:00 pm.

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.

Enjoy an Easter journey with our dementia-friendly showing which is suitable for the whole family and join us for our pre-show social where you can indulge in a FREE tea or coffee with fun and reminiscence!

With supporting pathe Newsreels, usherettes and maybe even the national anthem, we take an Easter theme with our screening of MGM's Easter Parade starring Judy Garland & Fred Astaire.

19th April 2015 - 2:00 PM

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Groups (10+), £3.50 Child (14 years and below)

2pm - Pre-show Social

3pm - Film Start time

NOTE: Carers come free to this event.

A talk about the work of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust and our Stoneygate Tram Depot Presented by Mike Greenwood

A talk about the work of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust and our Stoneygate Tram Depot Presented by Mike Greenwood

Thursday 23rd April 10:30 am.

N.B This talk is in the Education room.

A talk about the work of the Leicestershire Transport Heritage Trust and Stoneygate Tram Dept. Plus a section of an illustrated history of Midland Red’s Coalville garage and the local Midland Red bus workings.

23rd April special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

(Pre-booking required)

Susan Calman - Lady Like...at the Century Theatre

Susan Calman - Lady Like...at the Century Theatre

Friday 24th April 8:00 pm.

Her first UK tour - Autumn 2014/Spring 2015

Award-winning comedian Susan Calman is embarking on her first ever UK tour.

If you’ve seen her before, ‘Lady Like’ will be a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call “the mad cat lady”. If you don’t know who she is, ‘Lady Like’ will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. A show about being older, wiser and liking yourself whatever anyone might say.

Comedy from Calman, as seen and heard on The News Quiz, Calman is Convicted (Best Radio Comedy 2013 – Writers Guild Award), QI, HIGNFY, Fresh Meat and Would I Lie To You.

“Confident, compact…cracking.” EVENING STANDARD ★★★★

24th April 2015 - 8:00 PM

Tickets: £14
Concessions: £12

Doors open 45 minutes before the start of the show

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Busy Fingers Craft Group

Wednesday 6th May 10:00 am. - 12:00 pm.

Would you like to learn new crafts skills, or share any crafts skills you already have?

If so, then come along 10am-12pm every first Wednesday of every month at Snibston Discovery Museum

Wednesday 6th May

All handmade (No Machines)

FREE

Call: 01530278444

Community Gallery: Tesserae Textile Group

Community Gallery: Tesserae Textile Group

Thursday 7th May - Thursday 28th May

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

7th to 28th May

Ginger Wildheart - Songs & Words...at the Century Theatre

Ginger Wildheart - Songs & Words...at the Century Theatre

Friday 8th May 8:00 pm.

"I'm really excited to put 20 years of being a professional rock n roll songwriter into spoken word and live performance. From the first Wildhearts album to the award winning 555%. It's not a pretty story, but there is plenty of drama and it has a happy ending. You'll laugh, you'll cry and through it all... you'll sing” GINGER

Catch the leader of British Rock legends The Wildhearts live at an intimate gig at the Century Theatre.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ACOUSTIC / SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE.

Friday 8th May 2015 - 8:00 PM

Tickets: £20

Age guidance: 14+ & under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

http://www.gingerwildheart.net/