Established in 1982, Ashby De La Zouch Museum is set in the old school house on North Street. Since 2008, it has held full Accreditation Status by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, becoming the only volunteer run museum in the country to gain the Mark 2 Accreditation in 2011.
The extensive permanent collection includes the Zouche and Hastings Gallery, which retells the history of the town over the years and the Loudoun Gallery takes a look at some of the fascinating history of the villages surrounding the town. Personal audio guides are available in French and English throughout the permanent collections. There are also several temporary collections covering everything from art exhibitions to local history displays.
The museum strives to extend access to new audiences, encourage learning and inspire creativity by providing a wealth of provisions for the community to engage in. This includes a dedicated Education Officer to run sessions for school groups, and evening classes and holiday activities are also held out of school time. Guided walks and special events for local people ensure the museum is an integral part of the community, with research facilities available for families and historians.
Admission prices are £1 for adults and 50p for children and senior citizens. A pay and display car park is located at the rear of the museum and disabled access is available throughout.