Established in 1992 following closure of the Colliery, Snibston Discovery Museum is the showcase for Leicestershire’s historic science, technology, design and fashion collections. Exploring the changing technological world in which we live, through exhibitions, events and our learning programmes, you can find out more about major technological changes which have affected our everyday lives.
Dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of Leicestershire, find out more about the collections and resources that are available and how you can contribute to making history.
Mining Study Centre
A substantial collection of material relating to coal mining is held in the Mining Study Centre at Snibston. The resources include technical aspects of the industry, digitised copies of films produced by the National Coal Board, oral history interviews and a series of maps, photographs, document and books relating to Leicestershire’s industries and transport systems.
The Study Centre is situated in the former Snibston Colliery office and is a valuable resource for people studying and researching the history of coal mining and associated industries. Access to the Study Centre is by prior appointment only so please Contact Us to make arrangements.
Page Last Updated: 26 October 2011