Snibston Discovery Park

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Key Facts

Location:
Coalville, Leicestershire
SatNav: Region:
LE67 3LN East Midlands
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
Local Industry No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 2 Open

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What’s Here

Snibston comprises an interactive museum, historic colliery railway, outside play areas and a Country Park and nature reserve, all located on the site of the former Snibston Colliery. The Snibston Discovery Museum presents Leicestershire’s industrial heritage. Aviation is represented by a Whittle jet engine and a number of Auster aircraft.

Directions

Well signposted off the A511, northwest of Leicester.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily April to October; Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, Saturday/Sunday & school holidays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm November to March.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XP280 Auster AOP.9 XP280 Complete Displayed
G-AGOH Auster J/1 Autocrat G-AGOH Complete Displayed
G-AIJK Auster J/4 Archer G-AIJK Complete Stored
VZ728 Reid and Sigrist RS4 Desford VZ728 Complete Stored
G-AFTN Taylorcraft Plus C2 G-AFTN Complete Stored

More Information

Snibston Discovery Park, Ashby Park, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3LN. Tel: 01530 278444, recorded info line 01530 278444 (outside opening hours). website: Snibston

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