Plan your visit

Explore 200 years of innovation in gas and plan your visit to the National Gas Museum.  On this page you will find everything you need to plan your visit.

Usual Opening Hours

We are open throughout the year for group bookings, we will also be open to the public on Tuesdays & Wednesdays , please check the website for any updated opening times.

Monday- Closed
Tuesday-10:00–15:00 (Last entry at 14:30)
Wednesday-10:00–15:00 (Last entry at 14:30)
Thursday- Closed
Friday- Closed
Saturday- Closed
Sunday- Closed

Due to essential safety work in the museum, the museum will be closed until further notice, please keep checking the website for updates.


Making a special trip?

If you are making a special journey to the area and would like to visit us,  if you are not part of a group booking, please fill out a booking form or email the Curator and we will try our best to open for you.

One-off closure times

Due to our small staff, we occasionally have to close for short periods.

Evening and group times

We can open for groups and in the evening by prior arrangement. Contact us at least two weeks before you plan to visit, and we’ll make you very welcome.

Please use the booking form or call us on 07557 612340 or email for more information.

Find us

The museum is about 1 mile from Leicester city centre, on Aylestone Road. When nearby, just look out for the red brick clock tower; that’s us. Our full address for Sat-Nav users is:

195 Aylestone Road

Car and bike parking:
To find the museum car-park, enter the gates to the British Gas site and the museum is located on your immediate left. Turn left around the back of the museum to find the car-park and bike rack.

By train:
The nearest station is Leicester (LEI). A taxi from the station is approximately £6.00.

By bus:
The 84, 85 and 87 services run regularly down Aylestone Road, and all stop within walking distance of the museum. For up-to-date timetables please visit the Arriva Bus website.