Snibston Discovery Park

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Coalville, Leicestershire
SatNav: Region:
LE67 3LN East Midlands
United Kingdom
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.


Well signposted off the A511, northwest of Leicester.

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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.


See official website for details.


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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