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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

The Victorian splendour of Leicester Museum & Art Gallery offers a wonderful venue for your upcoming meeting, event or celebration, and is fully accessible with a visitor car park and just a few minutes walk from Leicester Train Station. Your guests will enter from the picturesque, pedestrianised New Walk, and wander through galleries and event spaces full of objects from our internationally recognised Art and Natural History collections – perfect for that next inspirational launch or training event you are planning.

Our grand Victorian Gallery with its stage and modern AV system is ideal for presentations and lectures for up to 200 people. A Steinway grand piano is also available for hire, with the gold framed Art collection providing a stunning backdrop for musical performances.

The popular Dinosaur Gallery can host up to 120 people, great for receptions as your guests gather underneath the mighty 15 metre long Rutland Dinosaur. For a more intimate experience our Expressionism Gallery is also equipped with a modern AV system and can hold up to 60 people for events; surrounded by Leicester’s renowned collection of German Artwork.

Our private hire spaces include the elegant Lord Mayor’s Suite that can be set up to accommodate up to 80 or as few as 8 people, and the Council Room with basic self catering facilities makes an ideal space for children’s parties and creative workshops.

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is also available to hire for civil wedding ceremonies where you can take your vows in the breath-taking Victorian and Dinosaur Galleries. The Lord Mayor’s Suite is also available for ceremonies and drinks receptions, where you can toast your bond with family and friends. The museum’s impressive entrance with it’s spiral staircase, and the attractive Museum Square and historic New Walk all provide stunning settings for your wedding photographs.

The on-site Museum Cafe offers a range of hospitality menus for wedding and general venue hire bookings, and we also have basic facilities for external caterers to use as a catering base.

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Visitor Details

Key Information

53 New Walk, LEICESTER, LE1 7EA

Tel: 0116 225 4900

Meeting Room Capacity

RoomBanquetingBoardroomClassroomTheatreU-ShapedCabaretReception
Collections Study Room - 16 - - - - 16
Council Room - 243040 - 3260
Dinosaur Gallery - - - 60 - - 120
Gallery 11 - - - - - - 100
Gallery 8 or 9 - 162430 - 2440
German Expressionism Gallery - 162460 - 2480
Lord Mayor's Room - 324880 - 40100
Reception, Shop and Café Hall - - - - - - 200
Victorian Art Gallery - 3280200 - 80200

Meeting Room Capacity

Collections Study Room Boardroom
UnitCapacity
Boardroom16
Council Room Boardroom
UnitCapacity
Boardroom24
Council Room Cabaret
UnitCapacity
Cabaret32
Council Room Classroom
UnitCapacity
Classroom30
Council Room Theatre
UnitCapacity
Theatre40
Dinosaur Gallery Theatre
UnitCapacity
Theatre60
Gallery 8 or 9 Boardroom
UnitCapacity
Boardroom16
Gallery 8 or 9 Cabaret
UnitCapacity
Cabaret24
Gallery 8 or 9 Classroom
UnitCapacity
Classroom24
Gallery 8 or 9 Theatre
UnitCapacity
Theatre30
German Expressionism Gallery Boardroom
UnitCapacity
Boardroom16
German Expressionism Gallery Cabaret
UnitCapacity
Cabaret24
German Expressionism Gallery Classroom
UnitCapacity
Classroom24
German Expressionism Gallery Theatre
UnitCapacity
Theatre60
Lord Mayor's Room Boardroom
UnitCapacity
Boardroom32
Lord Mayor's Room Cabaret
UnitCapacity
Cabaret40
Lord Mayor's Room Classroom
UnitCapacity
Classroom48
Lord Mayor's Room Theatre
UnitCapacity
Theatre80
Victorian Art Gallery Boardroom
UnitCapacity
Boardroom32
Victorian Art Gallery Cabaret
UnitCapacity
Cabaret80
Victorian Art Gallery Classroom
UnitCapacity
Classroom80
Victorian Art Gallery Theatre
UnitCapacity
Theatre200

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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Nearest Airport: East Midlands Airport: 20 miles

Main Line Station: Leicester Railway Station

Motorway & Major Road: M1 J21 / M69 J3

Facilities

Catering

  • Restaurant - Café

Room / Unit Features

  • Rooms for Private Dining

Accreditations & Awards

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