Welcome to Leicestershire’s Museum Collections

From prehistoric tools to fabulous fashion, tiny insects to aircraft, explore some of our museum collections and find out about the work that we do.


Encompassing objects and records relating to thousands of years of human activity


Garments, accessories, photographs, fashion plates, catalogues and magazines

Fine Art

Oil paintings, watercolours, prints and drawings of Leicestershire places, people and activities

Home & Family Life

Life at home, now and in the past

Natural Life

Leicestershire's natural history collections

Working Life

Leicestershire's trades and industries


Since 1849, we have been collecting and caring for objects reflecting the life, interests and history of Leicestershire's people and places.

Read more about the collections

Behind the scenes

Discover how we work with our collections and the many ways our collections are used.

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