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Museum Collections

Collecting the Life of the County

What's in the Collections?
The County Council Museum Service is responsible for the care and stewardship of over 1 million objects which are held in trust for the people of Leicestershire. These have been collected since 1849 and are cared for by specialist curators. These collections are the basis of our museum displays, travelling exhibitions, events programme, community projects and academic research.
Our collections help us to discover the past, make sense of our present lives and inspire the future. The amazing range of objects in our collections lets us explore the changing natural history of Leicestershire and the lives and interests of the people who have made the County their home. The collections reflect a vibrant and changing Leicestershire and help to make it a great place to live, work and visit.
Our curators are working to make all of the collections accessible. You can see the collections in many different places including at events, and in displays and exhibitions. You can use them for Reminiscence Sessions and Research and Inspiration. Highlights are featured on Leicestershire Revealed.
The collections truly reflect Leicestershire Life and provide a wealth of fascinating objects.
Find out more about our:
Some of our Photo Collections and some of the Fox Hunting Collection can be viewed online.
Collections Symington corset
Cricket Team 1920-30
Caloplaca Saxicola
Toy Pram 1925-1940

Page Last Updated: 3 August 2015