Newly re-opened after its refurbishment, and re-design as a museum of ordinary life, especially during the second world war, the museum also now boasts much of the ceremonial equipment of the Leicestershire Regiment, known as the Tigers.. from whose ranks the original Leicester Tigers rugby club originated.

The museum is set very close to the De Monfort university and the Magazine, (which is the last surviving piece of the old city walls, about five minutes walk from the city centre).  Whilst it doesn't boast much in the way of huge fossils, amazing roman artifacts, or important works of art ( All of which you can find at other museums in the city centre) The museum gives a huge insight into life in Leicestershire for ordinary people, it also has an exhibit based on experiences of the First World War, won't spoil the suprise by telling any more here, but it's a huge eye opener!