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Cultural Services

As the outreach team for the Leicestershire County Council, Heritage, Libraries, Collections and Learning services we are intrinsically linked to the amazing sites and services our colleagues and partners host, deliver and support. As one big team we all aim to improve lives through Culture.

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Creative Learning Services

Designed to foster a love of independent learning in pupils, Leicestershire County Council Creative Learning Services supports schools with a wide range of resources, pupil sessions and professional help to stimulate reading for pleasure and creative learning across the curriculum.

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Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

The Record Office exists to preserve and provide access to a wide range of resources which can be used to research the history and culture of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Access to the collections is freely available to everyone and staff are on hand to help you find the information you need.

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Leicestershire Museums Collections

Our Museums’, Curatorial and Collections teams look after a treasure house of objects, artefacts, specimens and information that reflect the County’s natural history and the stories of the people who have made Leicestershire their home for thousands of years. To find out more, and arrange a visit to see the collections at our various collections centres please drop us an email at or give us a ring on 0116 3053720

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Melton Carnegie Museum

Melton Carnegie Museum showcases the history of Melton and the people who have lived and worked here from the Bronze Age to the present day. Discover the history of making Melton’s famous Stilton cheese, pies and much, much more!

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Harborough Museum

Discover the internationally important Iron-Age Hallaton Treasure and see regularly changing special exhibitions at Harborough Museum, based in a former corset factory. Our displays focus on the historic and recent communities who have shaped the story of Market Harborough and its surroundings.

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Charnwood Museum

Situated in the heart of Loughborough’s Queen’s Park, Charnwood Museum features a wide range of exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and the surrounding area. The museum is run in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council.

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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Enjoy the multi-award-winning Bosworth Battlefield experience. Explore this site through the exhibition, guided walks and a wide range of activities that unravel the story of the Battle of Bosworth. One of Leicestershire’s best days out!

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1620s House & Garden at Donington le Heath

This rare and beautiful house is a surviving example of a family home built in the 13th century and then modernised in 1618. Immerse yourself in our early 17th century experience and take a walk back in time in the wonderful, fully furnished house owned by a family who are living in the shadow of the Gunpowder Plot.

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Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

The Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum (LRHF) is for all museums, heritage organisations and individuals covering both counties and the city of Leicester. There are over 40 member organisations, largely run by volunteers, who are passionate about preserving, researching and displaying the heritage of their community and sharing it with the world.

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Leicestershire County Council Libraries

Find the location of your nearest library. Search the catalogue for books, CD’s and DVD’s. Book computer use. Explore free digital library services. Hire a room. Keep up to date with library events, projects and activities.

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Community Managed Libraries

This website provides access to information on all volunteer-led community libraries across Leicestershire.

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GoLearn! (Leicestershire Adult Learning Service) offer a wide range of online adult learning courses in venues across Leicestershire. Often free, the courses available range from digital skills, employability, English and Maths qualifications, to languages, mental health, art and leisure.

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Leicestershire County Council

Information from Leicestershire County Council on local services, latest news and events.

Home Library Service

The home library service provides books to people who have difficulty leaving their home, for whatever reason.