Working Life

This collection reflects local trades and industries, ranging from the tools of traditional craftspeople such as the blacksmith, wheelwright; farmers and food producers; manufacturing, mining and transport and commercial life of the county's towns.

The Thomas Cook Collection

Uniforms, advertising material and more from the pioneering travel company

Coal Mining

Digging deep: coal mining in Leicestershire

Keeping Time

Leicestershire clocks and watches


Trains, planes and horse drawn carriages

Rural Life

Traditional crafts and trades, food and farming.

Shops and Manufacturing

Making and selling in Leicestershire