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National Gas Museum

195 Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7QJ, England
+44 116 250 3190
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Good for the curious as well as the interested

This place is worth a visit just to make you appreciate what goes on to help keep us all... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
George T
Great selection of gas appliances

This museum is at the home of gas in Leicester and is full of gas equipment from cookers, boilers... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Melanie S
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  • Average8%
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“clock tower” (3 reviews)
“free entry” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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195 Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7QJ, England
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+44 116 250 3190
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This place is worth a visit just to make you appreciate what goes on to help keep us all comfortable in our centrally heated homes. Gain an insight into how gas was once produced from coal and the technological advances that have enabled us to...More

1  Thank George T
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is at the home of gas in Leicester and is full of gas equipment from cookers, boilers, irons, fires, hairdryers, fridges, fans and lightning. Old meters showing the coin operated to the modern ones. Plastic mains and old equipment showing how gas technology...More

1  Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum today with 10 residents from our care home. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It was a memorable trip down memory lane. What really impressed us was the warmth in which we were greeted by "Janet" and the time she...More

1  Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This is a brilliant museum, hidden away not advertised. It shows loads of old fire places. Dating back to early 1800.theres a kitchen set in a old house. There's lots to see. About. 2hrs worth of viewing. So a great half day not to be...More

1  Thank pictureframe78
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This museum is literally a 'gas' the kids will love it, invariably quiet with a knowlegeable guide to show you round and educate! Loved it.

1  Thank Kazzamama
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Small museum in Leicester, it not far from the city centre, good for short out door visit with family and friends.

1  Thank mokhgad
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience. Whether you are a serious gas historian or you just grew up with gas in your home, there is plenty here for all 😎. Peter.

2  Thank Pete W
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Not just a place to see a few old gas cookers, but a fascinating place to be transported back in time when things were really made to last, and there was plenty of choice of things to buy for the 40s, 50s and 60s home....More

2  Thank DerbyPhilip
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Easy parking, free entry, a fascinating museum where you can get up close to the exhibits. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Much better than the expensive, boring Space Center, full of screaming kids. A hidden gem, give it a go...More

1  Thank Fatman-Northampton
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Full of interest and nostalgia, and friendly, helpful staff. Also, it's free, and so is parking. It is a little difficult to find, and there are no refreshments.

Thank marksgoff
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