Snibston Discovery Park


Snibston Discovery Park has over 90 outdoor and indoor hands-on attractions that uncover the impact technology has had and continues to have on our every days lives.

Galleries and Exhibitions

With a magnificent mix of galleries and exhibitions to visit and explore, you absolutely won’t be stuck for what to do next on this day out in the Heart of England! It’s a big site with such a massive range of good ideas that it somehow makes it seem small.

Positive and Practical Philosophy

The park cleverly manages two things – firstly it confronts the visitors with the technologies and scientific inventions that have shaped their daily world. Secondly, it demonstrates that there is life after technology and regeneration is easier than many people think! It really is a great place of entertainment combining a positive and practical philosophy. Every adult and child gets something from their day at Snibston, at their own level.

A Bit of History

Snibston started life as a colliery. Unemployed miners saved the pithead buildings and some workshops and now they themselves act as museum guides, each with their own amusing ways! Many are also family men and women who are eager to coax shy children in to participation with the whole group.

So much to do

With over 90 activities and attractions your day really will be full and as their so much fun the children will probably be blissfully unaware that they are actually being educated! Outside you can operate waterwheels, open and close canal gates, go down in to a real mine and much more! Or you can choose to enjoy the nature reserve, created from former slagheaps.

Highlight of the Day

Lifting an actual Mini in the Extraordinary Gallery!

Further Information

Nearest Train Station : Loughborough (8 miles) and Leicester (12 miles)
Parking : free and plentiful
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  1. Spencer says:

    For the passion I have for history, this place was probably one of the best decisions i’ve ever made. It has so many interesting things, so many details, it’s unreal. For all of you history passionates, go take a look, you won’t regret it!

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