East Midlands Map Your History Project


Participating Museums

Supported by Museum Development East Midlands


Ashby De La Zouche Museum

Since 1982 this charity has told the story of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Based in the old National School building run by a group of dedicated volunteers.


Barrow Hill Engine Shed

Last surviving UK railway roundhouse with operational turntable. Built in 1870 and saved from demolition by a group of volunteers as a unique heritage venue.


Strutt’s North Mill Belper

A gateway to understanding more about the historic town of Belper and how Jedediah Strutt helped to transform it into the world’s first cotton mill town.


Chesterfield Museum

Telling the story of Chesterfield from its time as a Roman fort to the building of its ‘Crooked Spire’ and its home to the ‘father of railways’, George Stephenson.


Daventry Museum

A friendly and fascinating social history museum and cultural hub run by volunteers where people meet to share stories and learn about Daventry’s rich history.


Delapre Abbey

Threatened with destruction during its 900 year history, Delapré Abbey house and gardens has survived to become Northampton’s newest visitor attraction.


Diseworth Heritage

In a converted C18th village chapel this volunteer-run centre preserves the history of Diseworth and surrounding villages from Saxon times.


Moira Furnace

Hidden gem of a museum about iron making and social history, with a narrowboat for trips along the canal and woodlands for exploring.


National Holocaust Centre

The only national museum in the UK dedicated to teaching and learning the lessons from the Holocaust, through exhibitions, a memorial and reflective spaces, gardens and education.


Oundle Museum

Located in the former Courthouse of a beautiful stone built market town, this volunteer-run museum tells the story of Oundle from the Iron Age through to the present.


Sharpe’s Pottery Museum

From toilets to teapots and tiles to Toby jugs, this museum has them all. It tells the story of creative entrepreneurs who since the C16th made their living from local Derbyshire clay.


Sir John Moore Foundation

The Sir John Moore Foundation is the custodian of an extraordinary heritage site designed as a school by Christopher Wren. The heritage centre tells a story of the history of schooling.


Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum

Packed with intriguing stories and displays about Woodhall Spa, the local area and the Wield family, who lived in the building from 1887 until the 1960s.