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Contact : Collections Resources Centre
Telephone : 0116 3053720
E-mail :

Collections Resources Centre

About the Centre

Open by appointment only

Collections Resources Centre.
c/o Arts and Heritage Services, County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8RL.
Tel: 0116 3053720.  Email:
The Collections Resources Centre is open by appointment only - you will be given the address when you book with us.
The Collections Resources Centre and the Collections Facility at Snibston offer visitors personal, hands-on access to over one million objects and specimens facilitated by a Museum specialist. Available by appointment only.
Visitors can make an appointment to meet the Collections Team who care for the objects and who can advise them how to get the most out of their visit. If you are researching your local area, a particular period of time or a specific subject; if you are interested in your local wildlife or environment; or if you are looking for inspiration for a creative project then a visit to the collections may be useful to you.
Visits to the collections can be organised for small groups or individuals.
We also have objects that can be borrowed by community groups to support their own projects and we are happy to consider requests to borrow objects from our collections to include in other museum or heritage exhibitions.
The Collections Resources Centre runs a number of Events, based around the collections including identification and creative sessions and our team can tailor a visit to suit your needs. Objects from Leicestershire’s collections have appeared in exhibitions throughout the country and across the world.
Much of our work is supported by volunteers and there are limited Volunteering Opportunities both at the Collections Resources Centre and at Snibston Discovery Museum. In 2010, the Collections Resources Centre was awarded Renaissance Volunteer Flagship Status in recognition of this programme.
Also see Facilities and Access before arranging a visit to the centre.

Feedback from Store Tours

" "I just wanted to say thank you… for the Behind the Scenes Tour of the collections…, it was very interesting and well presented..." "
" "Thank you so much for the "Behind the Scenes" talk/tour…. I knew nothing of the Resource Centre and this served as the perfect introduction to the collections and the work that goes on there. The enthusiasm from staff was infectious" "
Free entryCar Park for visitorsToilets onsite
NTU Students
British Butterflies
Wedding Dresses
A Bookplate
Food Packaging
Condition Checking
Costume Collection

Page Last Updated: 3 December 2013