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Leicester Museums & Historic House

Leicester Museums

Leicester city museums was born in 1849 when the city first took responsibility for a collection of objects of scientific and cultural interest from the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society and opened a permanent museum. Since then the collections have continued to grow in size and significance and there is now a family of complimentary museums across Leicester. Together they offer a rich resource for everyone to learn, be inspired and entertained.

Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's Museum of Science and Technology, displaying the city's industrial, technological and scientific heritage. The museum houses exhibitions on light and optics, historic transport and public health.

Belgrave Hall & Gardens

Belgrave Hall & Gardens

Belgrave Hall provides an oasis of peace and quiet in a busy city. The historic house is in the midst of two acres of serene walled gardens that are open to the public during special events.

The Guildhall

The Guildhall

Leicester is very privileged in having one of the best preserved timber framed halls in the country, dating back 600 years. The Guildhall hosts a regular events programme including comedy, music, theatre and seasonal children's events.

Jewry Wall

Jewry Wall

Discover the archaeology of Leicester’s past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period. Complementing our Roman archaeology collections, there are fascinating artefacts from other eras. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there's something to interest the whole family.

New Walk Museum

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Leicester's original museum has wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world. A family friendly day-out, the galleries include ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, World Arts and a gallery for under fives, The Den. Our Victorian Art Gallery features works from our fine art collection.

Newarke Houses

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens incorporates the museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House and tells the social history of Leicester. Discover the history of the Regiment, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting.