Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
A small independent museum showcasing the history of Ashby & nearby villages, including temporary exhibitions, children's activities, talks, and lots more.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
33 reviews
Excellent
17
Very good
11
Average
3
Poor
1
Terrible
1

julie1948
brummy51 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
They not only do tea, coffee, chocolate etc but there is fresh bread, and lovely cakes. It also sells ornaments and staff are very friendly
Written 24 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Julie. Thanks for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 13 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

crispycard
Retford, UK141 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Everything you ever needed to know about this town, especially its big role in our two civil wars, but much more besides. If it's not on display, ask as the volunteers are very well informed. £1 is good value for displays that take 1hour at least to enjoy and free to English heritage members although I would still donate your £1 to support a brilliant centre of local history.
Written 9 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hello! Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison23lufbra
Loughborough, UK1,611 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Went really to see a friends temporary art exhibition which was great - on throughout May and worth a look - hadn’t been to the museum before but interesting to find out more about this area. Has potential to be a bit more interactive maybe!
Written 22 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Alison. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are looking into how we can become more interactive, so watch this space! Look forward to seeing you again.
Written 13 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

STEPHEN K
Ashby de la Zouch, UK1,219 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Spent a lovely rainy afternoon here and it was wonderful. Full of information and most pleasant staff who were very helpful. Recommend to catch up on the local area history.
Written 14 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Stephen. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK4,082 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
This museum is a great place for visitors to Ashby de la Zouch, but at this time of the year it offers local residents an opportunity to buy a special card to send to friends living away. The cards are lovely with old fashioned views of the towns` iconic scenery illustrated by nationally renown artist Di Lorriman who lives locally. They also have some locally made beautiful wood turned products and an excellent range of childrens activity books.
Written 5 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Kathy. Thanks for the review. I hope you managed to purchase the Christmas cards you wanted before they sold out! We look forward to welcoming you to the museum again in the new year.
Written 16 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fay H
ashby de la zouch, United Kingdom14 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
Took my two granddaughters aged 6 and 7 and spent a happy two hours as they learned about where we live - the exhibits are great, the fact sheets easy to understand and there’s several quiz sheets that really made them look and explore the museum - they enjoyed the dress up box a lot

Very good !
Written 11 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Fay. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit. We love to hear from families who have enjoyed both the exhibitions and quizzes. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 16 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mark T
Leicester, UK799 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Next to the town library is this charming, small museum depicting scenes from the history of the town. There are photo-information boards about all the surrounding villages and artefacts from craftsmen and businesses that thrived in the town.
Written 17 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for your review. Hope to see you back at the museum again soon.
Written 16 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pam K
46 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Very nice place lots to see and learn and lots if information I would recommend this place to others wishing to learn about the last century!
Written 25 August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Pam. Thanks so much for your review of the museum. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 27 August 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK4,082 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Popped into this lovely museum to find volunteers busy researching the heritage and history of Ashby de la Zouch for a future exhibition maybe. Such a fascinating town! There is a brilliant permanent display with a changing exhibition too. The current theme is of childhood and I found it quite nostalgic looking at old pictures and remembering events my children were part of like Worsal Gummage at Ashby Carnival and the huge Children in Need event. There were much older pictures and items from my own childhood like an earthenware bottle of Virol which I remember my Mum gave me every day along with a tea spoon of caster oil. I also loved the hand made christening dress as I made one for my babies 40 years ago. Thanks to the staff for reviving some lovely memories. Small admission charge plus small parking fee for large car park next door.
Written 9 August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for your review Kathy, we are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us.
Written 15 August 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JANET B
Derby, UK342 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We had been trying for ages to visit this little gem, our previous encounter with it being over 25 years ago. Do devote a good hour at least to your visit as there is quite a lot to see. Helpful and knowledgeable staff greet you. Of the two rooms, one holds local interest artefacts and information displays with a wider, more national impact or relevance. Information comes at two levels; wall mounted basic information, supported with printed sheets available to take with you. The displays range from soap manufacture, parachuting - with a delightfully suspended manakin, watch manufacture, Civil War connections, use of local Breedon stone and a huge professionally constructed wood map of the area. Some dressing up items are available for children, mirror cunningly built into a shop front facade. All good and well presented.
Across to the other room, More intimate, familial local detail is displayed. Many local Leicestershire villages are represented, with points of interest and historical significance are shown here. Wartime artefacts are shown, with various items of correspondence nearby. Domestic items such as mechanical shopping lists are included - such a good idea for today too. (The castle is little represented here, as to be expected as that site is quite close by.)
We were both impressed by the presence of good items, which had been maintained at a local museum and not being removed to a larger regional one. A shop is found in the entrance, with pocket money items being available alongside a superb range of local history books, all reasonably priced. Local historians do publish a new issue of one booklet each year. Some postcards and other cards are also available. Everything is at ground level, so accessibility is not a problem. Toilets are all available, good clean and up to the job. Open 11-1 and 2-4 most days but precise times are available on line. Parking is immediately nearby.
Written 19 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Janet. Thank you very much for your wonderfully detailed review of the museum. We're so pleased that you got here at last and enjoyed your visit! We hope to welcome you back before the next 25 years have passed.
Written 25 July 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 32
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH MUSEUM: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Ashby de la Zouch Museum

Ashby de la Zouch Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 11:00 - 13:00
  • Mon - Fri 14:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 15:00