Heritage Rooms

Heritage Room entrance


Open Daily
10am to 4:45pm
Last Entry 4:30pm
Free Admission

Our heritage rooms are open daily throughout the year from 10am to 4:30pm. The displays cover two floors, the upstairs room being accessed via stairs and lift. Entry is free so why not take time out to learn a little about the local history.

The villages of Mountsorrel and Rothley have such a rich and varied past there is too much to display at one time, so we will be changing the displays at regular intervals. Be sure to pop back from time to time to see what has changed.

If you are visually impaired, or have young children, then you can use your mobile or tablet to access additional material. The bar-code on the bottom left of each board will take you to an audio guide for the visually impaired, whilst the bar-code on the bottom right will take you to Robbie the Robin’s video guide for children.

Our heritage rooms are disabled, wheelchair, pushchair, child and baby friendly.

Subjects featured on our display boards.


  • Alvis – Rolls Royce in Mountsorrel
  • Archaeological Finds
  • Mountsorrel Castle
  • Mountsorrel Fair
  • Mountsorrel Hills
  • Demolition of Mountsorrel Market Place.
  • The Construction of Mountsorrel Castle Hill War Memorial.
  • The Unveiling of Mountsorrel Castle Hill War Memorial.
  • Mountsorrel Workhouse.
  • Public Houses in Mountsorrel
  • St Nicholas Chapel
  • Mountsorrel Quarrymen in the Great War
  • Bronze Age Burials: 1400BC to 500BC.
  • The Mountsorrel Buttermarket
  • Mountsorrel castle and the Baronial Wars
  • The Lanesborough Connection.
  • Lanesborough and Steam Trains.


  • Kings and Knights as manorial Lords.
  • Thomas Babington and the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
  • From Bust to Boom: The forced break-up sale of the Rothley Temple Estate.
  • Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses in Rothley.
  • Cruck Cottages, Four of Rothley’s Finest.
  • Rothley’s Enclosure Act 1782.
  • Local Government under the reign of our two Queens.
  • The Oldest Building in Rothley: St Mary & St John Parish Church
  • Roman Buildings in Rothley
  • Saxon Britain: AD419 to 1066.
  • Schools in Rothley
  • Neolithic Settlement: 3,500 to 2,500 BC
  • The Great War: Rothley Remembers
  • Rothley Memories of a war time evacuee