This list of museums in Leicestershire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organisations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Abbey Pumping Station Abbey Pumping station Leicester Technology Victorian sewage pumping station with beam engines
Ashby de la Zouch Museum Image needed LHB Ashby-de-la-Zouch Local website, local history, culture
Belvoir Castle Belvoir Castle Leicestershire Grantham Historic house Castle with gardens. Hosts the annual Belvoir Castle Steam Festival
Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome Aircraft Museum Image needed LHB Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire Aviation Cold War jet collection
Charnwood Museum Museum photo Loughborough Local Area history, geology, archaeology and industries
Castle Donington Museum Image needed LHB Castle Donington Local website, local history
Donington Grand Prix Exhibition Donington McLaren Hall 2 Castle Donington Racing cars Based at the Donington Park motor racing circuit, focus is Grand Prix and Formula One race cars
East Midlands Aeropark NEMAaeropark Castle Donington Aviation Includes complete airframes on external display, engines, aircraft components, photographs
Foxton Canal Museum Foxtonlocks-bottom Foxton, Leicestershire Transportation History of the Foxton Locks, lives of the canal workers and other aspects of the local canal
Fleckney Museum Image needed LHB Fleckney Local website, local history
Hallaton Museum Image needed LHB Hallaton Local website, local history
Harborough Museum Image needed LHB Harborough Local Local history, culture, industry
Hinckley and District Museum Image needed LHB Hinckley Local website, local history, industry
Kegworth Museum Image needed LHB Kegworth Local website, local history
Leicester City Fire Brigade Museum Image needed LHB Leicester Firefighting information, open by appointment
Loughborough Central Station Loughborough central Loughborough Railway 1950s period station museum on the Great Central Railway heritage railroad
Lutterworth Museum Image needed LHB Lutterworth Local information, local history, Sir Frank Whittle Display Open Tue, Thur, Fri 10:00 - 16:00 Sat 10:00 - 13:00.
Measham Museum Image needed LHB Measham Local information, information, local history
Melton Carnegie Museum MeltonMuseum - Melton Mowbray Local Local history and culture, including areas Stilton cheese and pork pies
Moira Furnace MoiraFurnace01 Moira Industry 19th century iron-making blast furnace
National Gas Museum Leicester GasMuseumMay2010 Leicester Industry website, natural gas industry and gas related artifacts and appliances
National Space Centre National Space Centre, Leicester Leicester Science Space science and astronomy
Old Rectory Museum Image needed LHB Loughborough Local information, information, local history
Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle entrance Market Harborough Historic house Also listed under Nottinghamshire, former royal castle and hunting lodge with gardens. Events held in the grounds
Shackerstone Railwayana Museum Shackerstone Station Shackerstone Railway Station and museum for the Battlefield Line Railway
Snibston Discovery Museum OutsideSnibston Coalville Multiple Science, mining, technology and design, transport and engineering history, fashion
Stonehouse Family Farm & Museum Image needed LHB Mountsorrel Multiple website, family farm and Car museum
Swannington Hough Mill Hough Mill, Swannington Swannington Mill website, restored windmill, operated by Swannington Heritage Trust

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