Definitely up there amongst the peculiarities of ‘National’ museums, The National Gas Museum is easy to pass by on Aylestone Road since it mostly fades into the periphery of the British Gas complex when driving down Aylestone Rd. There are no gimmicks here, its all things to do with the history of gas: gas lights, radiators, facts about the smell and bunch of strange gas powered contraptions which never made it to mass market popularity – these bits are the most interesting.

Upstairs there is an uber cool conference table in one of the corners where there a bunch of old pictures and you can sit around and pretend you’re a gas board director I suppose. An hour is probably enough for most people unless you’re a fossil fuel keeno. Overall its definitely worth adding the place to the list of days out in the city.

Location: Aylestone Rd, Aylestone

Website: http://nationalgasmuseum.org.uk/