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Exhibitions

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

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At The Front

At The Front

On now until 19 February 2017
Newarke Houses Museum

At The Front is part of the nationwide commemoration of the start of the Battle of the Somme. The exhibition and supporting events programme profile the experiences of Leicestershire at the front focussing on the major battles of the Somme, Ypres and campaigns in the Middle East.
Find out more about At The Front

Sublime Symmetry: The Mathematics behind De Morgan’s Ceramic Designs    

William De Morgan exhibition

On now until 5 March 2017
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Sublime Symmetry exhibition showcases the work of William De Morgan, the celebrated Victorian Arts and Crafts designer.
Find out more about the William De Morgan exhibition.

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

Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition

11 March – 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

25 March – 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.

Open exhibition

Open exhibition

Exhibition opening May 2017
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

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

Splendours

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.