Leicester Museums host a diverse and exciting programme including family friendly, history, natural worlds, contemporary and fine art exhibitions. 

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Finding a Face: Selected Portraits from the Collections

Finding a Face: Selected Portraits from the Collections

Now open 
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Showcasing selected portraits from Leicester’s permanent collection, dating from the 16th - 21st centuries. 
Find out more about the portraits exhibition.

Anglo Sikh Wars: Battles, Treaties and Relics 1845-1849

Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition

On now until 4 June 2017
Newarke Houses Museum

For the first time ever, a hidden era of British and Sikh history will be coming alive through a unique exhibition in Leicester. The project will showcase relics that have been 3D modelled and will use augmented reality technology to bring alive the story of the battles and treaties from the Anglo Sikh Wars that took place from 1845-1849.
Find out more about the exhibition.

Leicester Society of Artists: Little Selves

LSA exhibition

On now until 25 June 2017
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Featuring work by artists past, present and future, LSA brings together portraits from the museum's own collection of miniatures, examples from contemporary artists and work by art and design students aged 16+ in local schools and colleges. 
Find out more about the LSA exhibition.

Changing Leicester

Changing Leicester

1 July - 10 September 2017 
Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens  

Exhibition looking at changes in town planning laws and how these changes have shaped Leicester and the increasing interest in the city's history.
Find out more about the Changing Leicester exhibition.

The Open

Open exhibition

8 July - 26 August 2017
Old Library Gallery, Leicester Adult Education College, Belvoir Street
The city’s annual showcase of artistic talent – from young artists to established names across a range of media.  
Find out more about the Open exhibition.

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince's Tour of India 1875–76


8 July – 29 October 2017
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display in a new Royal Collection Trust exhibition that tells the story of the grand tour of the Subcontinent made by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) at the end of the 19th century. 
Find out more about the Splendours exhibition. 

Khyal: Music & Imagination

Khyal: Music and Imagination

15 July – 5 November
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery 
What happens when you bring together Indian musicians, visual artists and musicologists to explore khyal music? The result is an exciting contemporary art exhibition which explores this classical Indian music style.  The exhibition is collaborative project carried out by Durham University and GemArts.