• Hinckley & District Museum
  • Framework Knitters` Cottages
  • Lower Bond Street
  • Hinckley
  • Leicestershire
  • LE10 1QU
  • e-mail hinckleymuseum@hotmail.co.uk
  • Tel. 01455 251218 [open days only]

Talks in 2017

Date Speaker Title
May 18th Lee Timmins

The English highwayman.

June 15th Paul Seaton

Heathcoat, Hansom, Law, Preston and Preston. The Hinckley Union Workhouse in the 20th century.

September 21st Marianne Whiting

What did the Vikings ever do for us?

October 19th Mary Matts

Canal life, traditions and painting.

November 16th Nick Marshall

Christmas on coupons.

December 14th Greg Drozdz

Togo Bolesworth: the best soldier in the Leicestershire Regiment.

These talks will take place in Cafe Espanol, the Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley (opposite the museum), and commence at 7.30pm. The Atkins Building is a disabled friendly venue.

Admission is free with a Friends` 2017 membership card, non-members £3 at the door.

There is free parking in the council car park next to the museum.


Events in 2017


Saturday, 17th June. Three Choirs One Voice Concert. 7.30pm. Hinckley United Reformed Church, The Borough.

Burbage Community Choir, Harmonic Voices, with the Abertillery Orpheus Male Voice Choir and Abertillery Ladies Orpheus Choir.

Tickets £10 each from the Museum in advance, and at the door. Tickets can be reserved via email to hinckleymuseum@hotmail.co.uk [In aid of the museum`s Building Appeal Fund]

Saturday, 8th July. 2 – 4pm. Fairtrade Garden Tea Party.

Join with Hinckley & Bosworth Fairtrade Forum for tea, coffee and cakes to support Fairtrade.

Normal museum admission charges of £1 adults and 50p children apply. Donations are welcome for the Fairtrade Foundation (registered charity no.1043886).

Mondays 17th, 24th & 31st July. Roman Days. 11am – 3pm.

Dressing up, writing, jewellery and sandal making, crafts and fun activities on a Roman theme for children aged from 5 years.

Admission £1 per person (includes museum entry and free soft drink for children).

Mondays 7th, 14th & 21st August. Wash Days. 11am – 3pm.

Come and experience old-fashioned wash days using dolly tubs and scrubbing boards. Learn about the equipment used from costumed washerwomen. A hands-on experience for children aged from 5, and adults.

Admission £1 per person (includes museum entry and free soft drink for children).