Collecting the Life of the County
What's in the Collections?
The County Council Museum Service is responsible for the care and stewardship of over 1 million objects which are held in trust for the people of Leicestershire. These have been collected since 1849 and are cared for by specialist curators. These collections are the basis of our museum displays, travelling exhibitions, events programme, community projects and academic research.
Our collections help us to discover the past, make sense of our present lives and inspire the future. The amazing range of objects in our collections lets us explore the changing natural history of Leicestershire and the lives and interests of the people who have made the County their home. The collections reflect a vibrant and changing Leicestershire and help to make it a great place to live, work and visit.
Our curators are working to make all of the collections accessible. You can see the collections in many different places including at events, and in displays and exhibitions. You can use them for Reminiscence Sessions and Research and Inspiration. Highlights are featured on Collections Online and Leicestershire Revealed.
From locomotives to lichens, clocks to corsets and mining to motherhood, the collections truly reflect Leicestershire Life and provide a wealth of fascinating objects.
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Page Last Updated: 5 June 2013