About the museum

Castle Donington Museum Trust was founded in 1994 to provide and maintain a Local History Museum, reflecting the long and interesting history of this community overlooking the River Trent, which brought, in their turn, Saxons, Romans, Vikings and Normans to the heart of England.

In 2001 we staged our first exhibition in the Stone House, a grade two listed building and each year we mount a new exhibition, illustrating some aspect of the life of Castle Donington and its inhabitants over the centuries.

We are an accredited museum, run entirely by a group of volunteers and we have won a number of regional awards for our exhibitions, other projects and events which we run throughout the year.

Grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sponsors have enabled us to create a good working environment with the conditions necessary for the proper care of the museum's growing collection.

Front view of the museum

Opening hours from Easter Sunday to the end of September;

  • Saturdays
    09:30 to 12:00
  • Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
    14:00 to 16:30
  • May Day
    09:30 to 15:30
  • Parties by appointment, please telephone

FREE ADMISSION – donations welcome

Disabled Access – There is access for the disabled in the museum but there is limited access in the garden.

Parking – Free parking is available nearby in the Market Place or in either of the two car parks in the village centre.

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