World-Changing Charnwood

Whilst Loughborough, the main town in Charnwood, is known today because of its world class University and especially for its reputation for sport, science and technology, many people have never heard of Charnwood. Yet Charnwood was changing history even before history was recorded...

The links on the left will tell you the important part that this area has played in many major historical events; our understanding of the history of the earth, the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and even the birth of the package holiday. It also explains the influence that it is having today.

To find out more about the geology, history and industries of the Charnwood area, why not visit the Charnwood Museum in Queen's Park in Loughborough.