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Family History Help Desk Event
Saturday 7th October 10am-3:30pm, admission £2 to event and museum, click to download Family History Help Desk poster
Hinckley and District Museum Talks and Events 2023
Talks in 2023 Click here to download full details of all talks
Talks will take place in the Hinckley Great Meeting Chapel, Baines Lane, and commence at 7.30pm. The venue is disabled friendly, and there is free car parking adjacent to the museum in Lower Bond Street and in Druid Street. Admission is free with a 2023 Friends of Hinckley & District Museum membership card. Visitors are welcome - admission £5 per event at the door. Email ✉ email@example.com for more information.
Events in 2023
Summer events at Hinckley and District Museum
Admission £2 per person (includes museum entry). All events run continuously, join in at any time during museum open hours.
Take a look at the exhibitions in 2023
Hosiery in Hinckley
The display includes the birth of the industry following the invention of the stocking frame by William Lee in 1589, the development of the Atkins hosiery company from 1722 to 1995, and examples of Hinckley made hosiery brands. Also on display are a number of hosiery machines, with occasional demonstrations of knitting on a Griswold circular knitting machine.
Founded by E.E.Bee in 1919, a Hinckley haulage firm delivering local hosiery and knitwear across the country.
William Gadsbys' Pulpit
Ebenezer Chapel pulpit
The pulpit used by William Gadsby when preaching at the Ebenezer Chapel in Hinckley between 1803 - 1805. Find out more about this Baptist preacher, hymn writer and evangelist.
Under our feet in Sapcote
A display of Sapcote's quarrying industry, together with locally found artefacts.
Other displays include