Posted: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:10
The Summer holidays are here and we have something for everyone!
We have a program of gallery games planned to keep children of all ages entertained starting with our 'Think like an Archaeologist' game to tie in with the Festival of Archaeology.
Our new exhibition 'Market 800' looks at how Loughborough's Markets have developed from the Medieval era right up to current traders.
Our opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sundays 1pm - 4pm. There is no need to book, just turn up!
Posted: Sat, 29 May 2021 13:42
It's half term at Charnwood Museum!
We will be extending our opening hours for half term and will be staying open until 4pm between Saturday 29th May and Sunday 6th June. Our opening days will remain the same.
Safety restrictions remain in place, so please make sure to take a look at our FAQ's page if you have any questions about visiting.
We have a Hen Hunters activity on gallery as well as our Activity Spots for you to have a go at whilst you are visiting.
We also have a variety of trails and activities online that you can download to your phone or tablet to complete whilst here.
Posted: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 08:29
October Half term is here and we have something for everyone!
We have a gallery game planned to keep children of all ages entertained called "Rats and Bats". We have several drop in sessions in the morning from 10am-12 noon that includes Badge Making and Paper Puppets (£1.00 charge per item). Please click on the link below for further information.
On Saturday 16th October from 10am-2pm the Finds Liaison Officer for Rutland and Leicestershire will be here to help identify archaeological items that you have found. Drop in event, no need to book.
On Thursday 21st October the Friends of Charnwood Museum are hosing a friends talk on zoom from 7.30pm-8.30pm about the History and Identity of Fish and Chips in Britain by Professor Panikos Panayi. £4.00 for non-members. FREE for members of the Friends of Charnwood Museum. Click on events for booking information.
Our exhibition is the 'Market 800' and looks at how Loughborough's Markets have developed from the Medieval era right up to current traders.
Our opening hours for half term, Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd October are 10am - 3pm. There is no need to book, just turn up!
Posted: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 13:47
As part of the Market 800 celebrations - which includes our fantastic exhibition currently on display on the museum - there is also a Cookie and Cake competition happening!
Children are invited to bake a biscuit, cookie or cupcake inspired by Loughborough markets and fair to celebrate the 800 years anniversary.
When? Saturday August 14. The stall will be open from 10am – 2pm
Where? Loughborough Market Place, in front of the Town Hall
What are the rules?
- The design of the biscuit, cookie, or cupcake, should relate to the market or fair e.g. a fair ground ride, the Town Hall, market stalls etc.
- Bring your cookie, cake or biscuit to the competition stall in front of the Town Hall.
- All entries must be displayed on a paper plate no larger than 12inch.
- Recipe, toppings and decoration will be the choice of the competitor.
- Judging will be based purely on the design, no tasting will be taking place.
- Please fill in an application form for each entry.
- Open to children 12 years of age and under.
The entries will be displayed on a market stall for public viewing throughout the day.
The winner will be announced on the day and the winning design will be entered into the 800-yearbook project.
There will be photo opportunities of applicants on arrival, we will ask for permission from a parent or carer prior to any photography being used.
For health & safety and Covid safety reasons, entries cannot be returned.
Posted: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 11:05
Due to unforeseen circumstances the talk by Michele Saunders on July 22nd has been cancelled, however the Friends of Charnwood Museum have sourced an alternative speaker for the same date and time.
Julian Richards will be joining the Friends via Zoom to deliver 'Inspired by Stonehenge'
Although he is well known as an Archaeologist and Broadcaster, Julian Richards has from an early age been a keen collector of antiques and curios. He is currently curating an exhibition of his extensive collection Stonehenge memorabilia at Herne in Germany. In his lecture Julian will be looking at a cultural history of Britain's most iconic prehistoric monument. How its representations have changed through time and the many ways in which the monument has been co-opted into popular culture.
Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 13:29
As part of developing our new standalone website, we have created a series of short videos titled 'The Chronicles of Charnia'
These short videos, which will be released weekly here on our website and through social media focus on some of the key objects and stories that we feature here in the Museum.
We hope that you find them entertaining, and remind you of some of our star objects whilst we remain closed under current Covid-19 restrictions.
The fourth in the series is live now, and features Bradgate Park and the story of Lady Jane Grey.
Click on the link below to take you to the page with the video on