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Virtual Museum


Leicester Arts & Museums Service has long been a leading light when it comes to creating exciting and fun exhibitions that cater to all interests and ages. What you may not know is that we have also been creating web sites to show the range of work we do.

Below you will find links to a variety of web sites that we've created based around our museum collections, exhibition archives and also showcasing the fantastic work that our Outreach team undertake with the people who live in the City as a part of the ongoing My Leicester Story project.

My Leicester Story
My Leicester Story

The museum is working with young people and community groups living within the City to research the history of the local area and record how it looks now. This website contain historical images and facts presented alongside images of how people live now, comparing the differences and similarities. It is part of an ongoing project that will eventually represent all of the different areas of the City of Leicester. Click here or on the banner above.

Ernest Gimson and the Arts and Crafts Movement
Ernest Gimson and the Arts and Crafts Movement

Ernest Gimson was an important designer, architect and craftsman who was born and raised in Leicester. The Leicester Arts & Museums Service holds a large collection of his work which is showcased on this website. It was made possible by a generous bequest from Daphne Plunket. Click here or on the banner above.

Knitting Together the history of the knitting industry in the East Midlands
Knitting Together the history of the knitting industry in the East Midlands

The knitwear industry has been huge importance in the East Midlands over the last 400 years; this website chronicles that history using text and archive images as well as Leicester Arts & Museums Service extensive collection of knitting related objects. Click here or on the banner above.