Extended opening hours for museum
HINCKLEY and District Museum has extended its opening hours for the second weekend in a row.
Fresh after opening over the Heritage Open days for an extra day, this week the museum will be open on Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm.
The move is part of the commitment to the collaboration with Hinckley and Bosworth CAMRA celebrating Hinckley’s connections with three famous brewers - William Bass, William Worthington and William Butler. People who attend CAMRA’s beer festival will have a free voucher in the festival programme giving access to the museum. For other members of the public the normal admission prices will still apply - £1 for adults and 50p for children.
Museum Chairman Ann Crabtree said: “We have worked with CAMRA on a number of initiatives this year to celebrate Bass, Butler and Worthington. This now is the culmination of all that work and we wish CAMRA great success with the festival. We are providing extra opening hours to enhance the experience for festival goers.
Mrs Crabtree added: “Whether you are going to the festival or not, here is a ideal opportunity to come and see seven new exhibits at the museum this year. There’s a range of exhibits from the Romans to the Second World War. We have an excellent tea room providing a lovely atmosphere and a cottage garden, an oasis of peace in the centre of Hinckley. We have a gift shop with suitable gifts including Three Brewers material.”