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Welcome to Britain's National Gas Museum web site.

Here you can find out more about the world's largest and most significant collection of artefacts relating to the gas industry.

1940s kitchen with gas appliances

A 1920s kitchen with gas appliances, one of the displays in the National Gas Museum.

This web site briefly tells the story of gas from its humble beginnings in England to what is now one of the world's most important energy industries.

The National Gas Museum, Leicester

National Gas Museum

The Grade 2 listed gatehouse of the former Leicester Corporation Gas Works, home of the National Gas Museum.

The National Museum (the John Doran Museum) is housed in the historic gatehouse building of the former Leicester Corporation Gas Works. There you can see a huge number of objects and displays which give a fascinating insight into the story of the gas industry. For more information about the museum and how to visit it, click here.

Other gas museums

To find out about other museums in Britain with collections and displays about the gas industry, visit our links page.

The National Gas Museum project

This web site has been created as part of a partnership project between the National Gas Museum Trust and Leicestershire County Council. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, British Gas and other companies in the gas industry. For more information about the Gas Museum Trust and this project, click here.


For more information about the Gas Museum Trust's collection or questions regarding this web site, contact For more information about visiting the National Gas Museum in Leicester, please click here.

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