National Gas Museum
National Gas Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Caroline J
Lincoln, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I visited the gas museum with my 87-year-old mum on 9th August. It was a great trip down memory lane. We had a very informative and interesting chat with Andy about the changes over the years. It was a quirky museum which we very much enjoyed.
Written 20 August 2023
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anteallachleicester
Leicester, UK1,591 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This is a real gem of a museum. So much domestic history crammed into every room.

Very friendly gentleman there who explained what we could see and answered the questions we asked. Learned a lot from our time here.
Written 31 May 2023
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Sarah D
Florence, Italy7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Can’t speak highly enough of Andy the curator who went out of his way to accommodate us for a bespoke visit. He was help, knowledgeable, friendly and informative. Some really interesting exhibits.
Written 4 March 2023
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Anita
Scunthorpe, UK1,459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Fabulous little museum not far from the city centre. No charge and plenty of parking. Check opening times as it's not open every day.

We were greeted by a friendly chap who explained a bit about the site and set an introductory video going.

Fascinating to learn about the history of gas and its use in the home and elsewhere. Who would have thought that gas radios and hairdryers were a thing? Well worth a visit.

Written 15 February 2023
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Mark V
Leicester, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Had a great welcome from the new Curator who was very informative.
The Museum is really good - life / industrial museum based on how gas appliance has changed over the years and how town gas is produced
On the ground floor there are a lot of domestic appliances, a historic room set (kitchen) and a short video on how town gas was produced
Upstairs it more industrial about gas distribution
The collection is housed in an old building on the former gas works in Leicester

Opening times - 10am until 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (oct 2022)

In walking distance from Leicester city centre
Written 30 October 2022
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Jacqueline B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Very interesting museum my husband ex British Gas found it very nostalgic! Thanks to the Curator very informative.
Written 1 September 2022
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Jeremy R
Wigston, UK361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
A Very Interesting And Historical Gas Museum Of Leicester & How Leicester Used To Look - Victorian Listed Building dated 1878
Written 23 August 2022
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Master Jonjon
London, UK340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Sometimes you’ll find yourself in an exhibition space not knowing the significance of its exhibits (no story, no explanation, no “this section is abouts”). If this gives you butterflies, you’re not alone.

There there, Jonjon’s here – let’s enjoy the National Gas Museum by first knowing where to start! For instead of crying on the ground floor gallery, do stroll right through the space and to the end of the corridor. Here, an “all-gas home” set in the 1910-30s will give you the introduction you’re craving for. Press the start button, sit down, relax.

(You can’t imagine how many things have been powered by gas and flames. Hairdryers. And a gas fridge! It’s a gap-era when electricity has been hardly popular, but a thriving (and forgotten) show time for gas appliances.)

Look out for a mannequin scare on the first floor. (Remember the jump scare time we had at the Whitewebbs Museum of Transport? It does seem like a recurring curating choice now that I come to think of it.)

(Factoid 1: Town gas is emitted from coal heated up to 1000C.)

(Factoid 2: Following the discovery of natural gas in the North Sea, appliances had to be replaced in the 60-70s for the switch. The new energy source offers a cleaner, cheaper alternative (being more efficient).)
Written 4 July 2019
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jamie h
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
What a fantastic little find this was. I noticed it when walking past and spent a good 30 minutes here. I always though gas came from pipes and was surprised to learn it actually comes from plants in the sun!

What a fantastic day out.
Written 7 June 2019
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John S
Melbourne, Australia1,979 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This museum is situated inside the 1870 gatehouse of the Leicester Gas works, and while the building itself is, as you'd expect, nothing special there are some wonderful gas powered exhibits inside, dating back 100 years.Entry is free and it's certainly not your run of the mill museum.
Written 5 June 2019
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