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Exciting Free Heritage Opportunities for Schools

The Forum has published a booklet for schools that describes the activities and learning experiences that Heritage Groups in North West Leicestershire can offer to support schools in the delivery of the national curriculum.  Many activities are more than just history, they include English, mathematics, geography and other subjects. The intention is to provide an extended online version covering the whole of the forum’s area, email Janet via for more information.



awards-2016Celebrating achievements and successes

Every two years the Forum hosts the heritage awards in conjunction with Leicestershire County Council. Selecting winners is very difficult as our members submit so many exciting projects.




awards-2016-img_3448There were 50 fabulous entries for the Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage
Forum’s 2016 Heritage Awards, the judges certainly had a hard time deciding on
the winners as the quality of all the entries was so high.

Networking and sharing

Meeting other heritage volunteers and sharing ideas is a great way to learn in an enjoyable environment. The Forum hosts four open meetings a year, such as the 2015 meeting at The Boilerhouse at Foxton Locks, where we could see the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust’s refurbished museum which included a great “stoke the boiler” game.

Forum Newsletter

The Autumn 2016 / Winter 2017 Forum newsletter has been distributed.
Sign up for future editions, email Janet via


Forum Exhibition

The Forum’s 2017 exhibition theme will be Heritage Art, at the Atkins gallery in Hinckley during August.  More details available shortly.

 Museum Development Officer

MDOs are a conduit for advice and support for museums, about all issues concerning heritage management. This covers everything from collections based issues, to queries around business management. Leicestershire County has access to this service one day a week in the form of MDO Sarah Spurrier. For the remainder of the week Sarah is Programme Officer for Museum Development East Midlands.

As such Sarah can provide access to training and grants through Museum Development East Midlands, as well as more tailored and one-to-one support exclusively to museums in Leicestershire. Telephone 07730 583 319 Email

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