The National Gas Museum

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The museum is housed under the clock tower of a Victorian building which dates from 1878 (when town gas was first made at Aylestone Road) and was originally the gatehouse to the gas works. As you arrive park immediately behind the clock tower, don't be put off by having to squeeze past the cones that are part way across the entrance, you are supposed to park behind them. First impression on entering the museum is that you've stumbled into a junk shop or an indoor version of Steptoe's yard. Look closer though & you will find a fascinating collection of items & thoughtful displays that take you through the history of gas. We found the older exhibits of most interest but be prepared to marvel at how quickly things become museum pieces, we have certainly owned things similar to those on display. Depending on your level of interest in such things you can get round in anything between 15 mins & an hour. The curator is always on hand to provide useful information & will do a tour as well. Well worth a visit if you are out this way and it's Free (admission & parking).

Note: Not open every day.

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