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 Nov 2014 - 3 Jan 2015Christmas Funfair

All the fun of the fair in the heart of the city throughout the festive season

21 Dec 2014 - 22 Dec 2014The Cathedral Carol Service

A traditional service of lessons and carols, with the Cathedral Choir.

11 Jan 2015Magnificent Meccano at Abbey Pumping Station

Come and enjoy the nation's favourite engineering toy. Try your skills at the "Have-a-go-table" and build your masterpiece. See Hornby trains, Dinky toys and other itiems from the famous Liverpool factory. Take a ride on the APS narrow gauage railway and visit the LMTA Café for a well earned cuppa and a piece of cake. 
For further details see www.abbeypumpingstation.org

1 Feb 2015Steam Toys in Action

This is the 25th Year for this ever popular event. The biggest known gathering of toy steam engines in Europe. Hundreds of toy steam engines, boats and trains. See the museum's collection of heritage vehicles also on show and ride the museum's narrow gauge railway and then enjoy some refreshment in the LMTA Café.

12 Apr 2015Hobbies & Pastimes Steam Day

Nearly everyone has a hobby so this steam day is to celebrate as many hobbies and pastimes as we can squeeze into the museum. Community groups, specialist sports and dance groups, philatelists, lace makers, knitters, and many more will be exhibiting. Whatever is your passion or interest, come and see if you can find it at the museum, and talk to like-minded folk, or discover a new hobby. The museum’s collection of historic transport will be on display and at least one of the mighty beam engines will be in steam, as will the museum’s site railway. Don’t forget to refuel in the LMTA café where refreshments will be available, or enjoy your own picnic outside on the tables provided .

2 May 2015Emergency Services Railway Day

Where would we be without the amazing work of the emergency services? Come and meet the Fire Brigade, Police, Ambulance and other emergency services that help us in our hour of need. You can also take a ride on the museum’s site railway pulled by 'Peter' the Diesel locomotive and see the museum's very own 1950's fire engine in operation. Refreshments available
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