Gas Museum

Gas has been one of Britain's most prominent - not to mention lucrative - industries in recent times, and the rapid technological advancements that go hand in hand with a burgeoning trade are preserved for prosperity in Leicester's Gas Museum.

Set up in the late 70's, the museum was established primarily for the purpose of skills-preservation as the industry went through a number of fundamental changes. The museum building itself sits beneath a beautiful Victorian clock-tower which forms part of the former local gasworks.

Contained within the museum's galleries are a huge array of artifacts relating to the storage, transportation and use of natural gas - in fact, it is reckoned to be the most significant and comprehensive collection of its type in the world.