Charnwood Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Loughborough, Leicestershire
SatNav: Region:
LE11 3DU East Midlands
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 1 Open

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What’s Here

The Auster company was based locally at Rearsby, and so the museum displays the 1956 King’s Cup winning J/1N Alpha. Display boards detail aircraft production at Brush Electrical Engineering Co. Ltd of Loughborough during both World Wars. Many other aspects of local history are also on show.


On the A6 north of Leicester.

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Opening Hours:

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, and Sunday 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm April to September; Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, and Sunday 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm, October to March.




Toilets, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Full disabled access.

View of the museum (photo, Steve Woodhead) Museum nameplate (photo, Steve Woodhead)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
G-AJRH Auster J/1N Alpha* G-AJRH Complete Displayed

* Aircraft is on loan from Snibston Discovery Park.

More Information

Charnwood Museum, Queen’s Hall, Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU. Tel: 01509 233754. e-mail:, Official Website

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