Snibston is a multi-award-winning interactive museum specialising in science and technology, engineering, transport, fashion, history and mining. Based on the former Snibston Colliery, it comprises 7 hands-on galleries, a children’s outside play area, wild water play, an under 5s’ section, a café, a shop, plus a former 1940s’ travelling theatre.
The emphasise at Snibston is on discovery. There are over 90 interactive exhibits that are suitable for all ages.
Lift a mini, make fire the basic way, inflate a hot air balloon and move a rock!
The Snibston colliery tours enable visitors to get a real perspective on what it was like to work underground. Local, former miners will provide a guided tour around the scheduled colliery buildings and give an insight into their experiences. You’ll be amazed at the stories they have to tell.*
Snibston is also the home to one of the oldest working railways in the country and visitors can enjoy a ride along the 1km long track on PITT the colliery engine. It’s a great opportunity to appreciate the unique nature of this 180-year old site.*
For nature lovers there is the Snibston Country Park, adjacent to the museum. Home to wildlife and a variety of plants, trees and flowers, it is the perfect venue for a stroll or picnic.
Snibston has a comprehensive events and exhibition plan. Details can be obtained from www.snibston.com or by calling 01530 278444
*Subject to availability. A small additional charge applies.
Information on Snibston Discovery Museum , Ashby Road , Coalville
|Opening Times:||Apr to Oct, Daily 10:00-17:00, Nov to Mar, Mon to Fri, 10:00-15:00, Sat & Sun & School Holidays 10:00-17:00.|
|Admission:||Adult £7.95, Child (3-15) £5.50, Family Tickets from £24.25.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Snibston is based just outside of Coalville town centre on the A511. This is just 5 minutes from junction 12 of the A42 and just 4 miles from junction 22 of the M1. Bus services are available from Loughborough, Leicester, Ashby and Burton. Please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for exact times. Bus stops are located approximately 650m from Snibston in Coalville's Memorial Square. The nearest railway station is Loughborough.|
Coach park, Free parking, Full disabled access, Guided tours, Play park, Baby changing facilities, Theatre, Refreshments, Shop
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