Welcome to Leicester

Leicester is a city in the East Midlands that is situated on the River Soar. With a population of over 330,000, the county town of Leicestershire is the 10th largest city in England and holds a historic association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. The city is close to the M1 making it easy to get to by road. You can also fly into East Midlands airport or arrive by train. This modern city is diverse in culture and religion, with a history stetching back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.

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Upcoming Events

17 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014Leicester International Music Festival

'Dvorak and the Bohemians' 
This year the International Music Festival is focusing on what is now known as the Czech Republic. The festival aims to show the range and depth of Czech composers and their music, with a special focus on Dvorak. Other music featured includes that of Janacek, Martinu, Gideon Klein, Haas, Misek, Erwin Schulhoff and Lukas Sommer. 
This year the festival will be held at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

20 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014Creator Fair

The National Space Centre is opening the building to showcase makers, builders, designers and crafters, for a weekend dedicated to amazing creativity. Come along to get hands-on with build workshops, opportunities to make something special and ignite your enthusiasm. Step inside and discover a world of science, play and curious technology for all the family. 
Find out more on the CREATOR FAIR (http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/special-events/creator-fair) webpage. Image Credit National Space Centre, Leicester.

21 Sep 2014Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom between July and October 1940. The 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be remembered this year. The parade and service takes place every year to remember those who served in the Royal Air Force and gave their lives in The Battle of Britain in 1940. 
Sunday 21 September, parade 9.30am, church service 10.30am Victoria Park, service at St James The Greater, London Road.

4 Oct 2014Scarecrows Abound Railway Day

Once again, after their hard work guarding the crops, the Scarecrows come to the museum to rest and relax. See how many you can spot, and vote for your favourite. Then travel with us on our railway or follow the autumn trail round the museum. After all this, perhaps have a cool, autumnal picnic or come into the warm to enjoy a cuppa and a cake in our own onsite cafe. 
Abbey Pumping Station Museum. 11.00am - 4.30pm. Admission Free.

18 Oct 2014 - 2 Nov 2014Spooky Science

Halloween Half Term Holidays will be taking over at the National Space Centre and a team of mad scientists have decided to have so much fun they want you to come along and enjoy it too. See mad science, make slime and discover the frightening side of space. The School of Science Magic - come and join our department heads for lessons in potions, astronomy, and even levitation. 
Find out more about our school holiday activities on the SPOOKY SCIENCE (http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/special-events/spooky-science-2014) webpage. Image credit National Space Centre, Leicester.

21 Oct 2014Creative Collages and Papercraft

Get recycling and inspired, making your own bright collages. Let your artistic side show and use the materials provided to make your own work of art. Follow the museum’s themed art trail. Refreshments and picnic area available. 
Abbey Pumping Station Museum. 11.00am - 3.00pm. Admission Free.
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