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Address: 195 Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7QJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 116 250 3190
10:30 - 15:30
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Tue - Thu 10:30 - 15:30

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Great little place

Full of interest and nostalgia, and friendly, helpful staff. Also, it's free, and so is parking. It is a little difficult to find, and there are no refreshments.

Reviewed 11 January 2017
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Full of interest and nostalgia, and friendly, helpful staff. Also, it's free, and so is parking. It is a little difficult to find, and there are no refreshments.

Thank marksgoff
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We spent a lot longer here than we thought we would. This is a gem of a museum with something for all ages. There was biscuit baking for kids when we went, and a great amount to look at. So much oooo and ahhhhing at the things we remembered owning. Fun for all and we have been back again!

1 Thank Family_Simons
Derby, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I thought id have a visit to Leicester's Gas museum today. It's about 45 minutes away from Derby.. When I arrived I found the museum had a little car park area reserved just for Museum visits.I thought the building, built in 1870 very interesting to me who spent almost 50 years in the building trade, and the clock tower is... More 

2 Thank DerbyPhilip
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217 reviews
94 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Wonderful little museum on the Aylestone Road about a mile from town. Free entry but a donation box is provided. It shows a fantastic story about the introduction of gas with many old gas stoves on display.I remember the 1950s stoves with great affection. Hundreds of old household appliances are visible with a typical 1920s... More 

Thank John B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We arranged a tour and we were shown quite a large number of old appliances. We had a quiz during the tour. Great experience

Thank Rebecca O
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A super little museum based in an old part of the original gasworks in Leicester. It has the best collection in Britain and taking a tour is a must. Lots to see upstairs and down. Brings back a lot of memories of grandma's kitchen! Well worth a visit but check opening times - normally 10 o'clock onwards Tuesdays, Wednesdays &... More 

Thank P P
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

having visited the gas museum on aylestone road Leicester, we where transported back into time. a very rewarding insight into the world of all things gas. do go and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Thank brian228
Glossop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I wanted to come here for sometime and was so glad when me and my friend were able to go. Great examples of old has cookers and meters etc, really informative and helpful staff. Lots of leaflets and things to read as you're walking around, very interesting look into the history of gas. I've never seen so many gas powered... More 

Thank CleverPickle44
Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Its free, quirky, probably shouldn't exist! Man in museum is Sooooooooooooooo knowledgable and its free, quirky,probably shouldn't exist

Thank Simonlopa
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101 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

If you're ever near the LCFC stadium, just down the road is this gem. If you're interested in the history of gas production and distribution then look no further. If you just like UK history and nostalgia then it also ticks that box too. Some real oddities on show - gas holder top trumps being by far the oddest. Free... More 

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