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Snibston

Extra Ordinary Interactive Gallery
Address:
Snibston, Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3LN

Opening Times:
Summer (Apr-Oct):
Open weekdays 10am-5pm, Weekends & Holidays 10am-5pm

Winter (Nov-Mar):
Open weekdays 10am-3pm, Weekends & Holidays 10am-5pm

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Description:
Take a fascinating journey around Snibston where you can discover 500 years of technological innovation and its impact on our everyday lives. From the earliest mining tools, proto-type jet engine to the largest fashion display outside London, there is plenty to explore at this must see museum!

As the region's largest interactive museum, Snibston showcases Leicestershire's science, technology and design collections, including major innovations in transport and engineering history.

Located on the site of the former Snibston Colliery created by famous railway pioneer George Stephenson, the surviving colliery buildings are rare and nationally important.

A satellite for the East Midlands Science Learning Centre, Snibston provides extensive educational opportunities involving work with schools, universities and businesses. It also plays a central role in the local community providing volunteering, skills development and training opportunities.

Snibston has also been awarded a quality badge from Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.


Contact Details:
Phone: 01530 278 444  (Open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)
Fax: 01530 813 301
Email: snibston@leics.gov.uk

Learning Programmes:
The galleries at Snibston are all suitable for delivering learning outcomes at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. We also cater for SEN groups.

Colliery Tours
Forces (Physics)
Holocaust: ‘My Struggle’
‘Discrimination and Difference’ Outreach Session
Characters of the Industrial Revolution Tour
Ourselves Workshop
Art Rocks!


Specialisms:
Science and Technology
Coal mining
Transport
Engineering
Fashion


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