"Coleorton Past - a Village History"
4 January - 31 March 2024

Ashby Museum

Temporary display January - March 2024 at The Louden Room, Ashby Museum

Coleorton Village display at Ashby Museum

Ashby Museum has a "Villages" room with displays of photos, information and artefacts about some of the smaller villages around Ashby like Blackfordby, Packington and of course Coleorton. The permanent display for Coleorton was set up in 2010 with a large poster with general info about Coleorton and its history and in front a glass cabinet for further displays, including artefacts, drawings, maps, which is changed from time to time. In addition there are free-standing display boards in the centre of the room and additional cabinets which we used for the exhibition.

Sir George Beaumont 11 bt at Coleorton

Sir George Beaumont 11 bt hunting jacket

Display of spar baubles

Display of spar baubles at "Coleorton Past - a Village History" exhibition at Ashby Museum spring 2024. Some items loaned from Leicester Museum

Coleorton History Walks

Coleorton has more footpaths than any other parish in Leicestershire. We regularly organise guided walks around some of the historically interesting parts of Coleorton. Details on our History Walks page.

If you want to discover at your own pace you can follow the Coleorton Heritage Trail. Details and map also on the Walks page.

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Blue Plaques

We have launched "the Coleorton Blue Plaque" scheme to commemmorate buildings and sites in the village which have historic significance.

Research Resources

We have brought together some sources of information about social, family and economic history of Coleorton.


We publish articles in local press inc. Community Voice, St Mary's Church monthly email magazine and on the Coleorton website.