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National Gas Museum Trust

195 Aylestone Rd, Leicester LE2 7QH, UK

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About National Gas Museum Trust

Natural Gas Museum was started by a national trust that has set out to make sure England’s history of gas usage both in the home and in industry is preserved. The collection is held across two floors in the gatehouse of the former Leicester Corporation Gas Works, once a major provider of industrial gas in the area. There is a tableau of a 1920s kitchen with gas equipment. Domestic items include washing machines, gas irons and even a gas-powered radio.



Attractions near National Gas Museum Trust

Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve1.21km from National Gas Museum Trust

Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve is an important wildlife reserve in the city. and has been a popular location for the people of Leicester to spend their leisure time. Today it is a quiet oasis in the city, perfect for walking, cycling, picnics, fishing, and boating. Birdwatchers and animal lovers aside, the meadows attracts families and people wanting a quick and accessible escape from city life into a tranquil country paradise.

Nelson Mandela Park1.26km from National Gas Museum Trust

The Nelson Mandela Park is a public park in Leicester, England. It is located just inside the city centre near Leicester Prison and the Leicester Tigers' Stadium. The park was named in honor of South African president Nelson Mandela. The park's facilities include a small children's play area, flood-lighting, and public toilets. As of March 2017, a selection of outdoor gym equipment has been installed opposite the children's play area.

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery1.67km from National Gas Museum Trust

The Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England. It features works from the collections and touring exhibitions from national museums. Plus a range of activities from entertaining talks, children’s handling sessions, lunchtime concerts, licensed for weddings, civil ceremonies and available for private hire.

The Newarke Houses Museum1.69km from National Gas Museum Trust

Newarke Houses Museum tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. It incorporates the museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, and has a range of exhibits illustrating post-medieval and contemporary LeicesterThe museum displays include a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor times to present day and a play area for children to try various games.

St Mary De Castro Church1.76km from National Gas Museum Trust

St Mary de Castro is a 12th century parish church in the heart of Mediaeval Leicester and its needle-crocketed spire has dominated the Leicester skyline since the beginning of the 15th century. It is believed to have been the first church in the UK to be viewable online using Google Streetview, having been photographed in August 2012.

Leicester Castle1.77km from National Gas Museum Trust

It is the oldest surviving aisled and bay-divided timber hall in Britain. It still retains some of its original 12th-century timber posts. The complex is situated in the west of Leicester City Centre, between Saint Nicholas Circle to the north and De Montfort University to the south. A large motte and the Great Hall are the two substantial remains of what was once a large defensive structure. The hall is now encased in a Queen Anne-style frontage.

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Leicestershire  is a landlocked county in the English Midlands, being within the East Midlands. Leicestershire takes its name from the city of Leicester located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county. The ceremonial county – the non-metropolitan county plus the city of Leicester – has a total population of just over 1 million, more than half of which lives in the Leicester Urban Area.