Melton Mowbray is a medieval market town, and was the only Leicestershire market recorded in the 1086 Domesday Survey. Find out about the enthralling history of the town at the Melton Carnegie Museum, located in beautiful old Carnegie Library built in 1905. Stilton Cheese and Pork Pies from Melton Mowbray are famous all around the world. Explore the history of these trades and others including saddlery and shoemaking and the impact they had on the town. Go back even further in time to see how the Romans, Anglo Saxons, Normans, Tudors, Georgians and Victorians would have lived in the area. Or learn what happened to the borough throughout the war years.
The symbol of Leicestershire County Council, and Leicester City Football Club, is the fox. Leicestershire is considered to be the birthplace of foxhunting as it is known today and Melton Mowbray and surrounding areas have long-running associations with foxhunting. Did you know…In the 1800's Melton became “Pride of the Shires”, the fashionable centre for English foxhunting? The museum has displays showing the arguments for and against hunting, as well as the history of hunting in the region. here are toilets onsite for visitors. There are wheelchair accessible toilets at the museum. Wheelchair users are welcome in the museum and the building is accessible. Low counters are available in the museum. Assistance dogs are welcome in the museum. There is a customer lift to the first floor.
Location : Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1RB.
Transport: Leicester (National Rail) 11 minutes. Bus Routes : 29, 56 and 128 stop at the door.
Opening Times : Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 16:30.
Tickets : Free
Tel: 0116 305 3860