Jewry Wall Museum

The Jewry Wall at night

Opening Times | Directions | Audio Tour | Access  

Designs revealed for Jewry Wall revamp
Stunning designs have been revealed for a project to transform the site of Leicester’s biggest Roman ruins into a world-class visitor centre. Read the full press release.

At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester’s past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period.

A special display on the history of archaeology in Leicester, ‘Archaeology and Endeavour’ explains why our city has such rich and interesting museum collections and includes a stunning display of extremely rare medieval glass from Wygston’s House.

The museum grounds contain one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country.

The celebration of Leicester’s Roman history continues inside the museum, with stunning collections including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheekpiece.

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.

Jewry Wall Museum also offers a great range of events, visit our events pages to see What's On this month.

To keep in touch with the latest news and events, please follow us on twitter and like our facebook page.

Jewry Wall Roman Bath Site Audio Tour

Thanks to the Friends of Jewry Wall Museum, our audio tour of the Jewry Wall Roman site is now available to download. Discover how the Romans in Leicester bathed and relaxed on this important site.

Full instructions on how to follow the tour are provided at the beginning of the audio tour.

Visitor Information:

Opening Times:
Open daily:
11am - 4.30pm
(February - October)

Open November - January for special events.

Free admission (small charge for certain activities on event days)

Jewry Wall Museum
St Nicholas Circle

Telephone: +44 (0)116 225 4971    
Email: museums@leicester.gov.uk

Visiting/directions to the museum:

Jewry Wall Museum is located in Leicester City Centre, approx 10 minutes walk from Highcross Shopping Centre / Clock Tower and across from the Holiday Inn hotel.

For more details including local bus information please visit Google Maps
The nearest public car parking spaces are available at St. Nicholas Circle (Holiday Inn) and on-street parking is also available on Welles Street, but spaces are limited.

The Enderby Park and Ride scheme also stops close to the museum. For more details please visit the Leicester City Centre parking page.

To plan your journey to Leicester please visit Leicester travel pages.


Disabled access is available via Holy Bones using Vaughan College car park where level access to the museum is available.

Two disabled parking bays are available in Vaughan College car park, but as these also serve the college, availability cannot be guaranteed.

The nearest public car parking spaces are available at St. Nicholas Circle (Holiday Inn) and on-street parking is also available on Welles Street, but spaces are limited.

School Group Bookings:

For more information see the Museums learning pages or telephone 0116 225 4910.

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Jewry Wall Roman Bath Site Audio Tour - download files below: