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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery


Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

The Museum is closed until further notice due to Covid Tier 3 related restrictions in Leicester.

Leicester 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, The Den gallery for the under 5s, the Victorian art gallery, Arts & Crafts gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and modern and contemporary art displays. The first floor galleries include World Arts and Leicester's internationally renowned collection of German Expressionism.

The museum welcomes a vast array of temporary exhibitions, featuring works from the collections, touring exhibitions from national museums and a programme of contemporary art and craft displays.

The museum hosts a range of events from curators' talks to lunchtime concerts. Tours of the museum are also available for groups – please contact the museum for further details. Visit the gift shop to buy a range of exhibition merchandise and contemporary crafts, or pop by the the Costa coffee shop to recharge with free wifi.

The building is also licensed for weddings, civil ceremonies, renewal of wedding vows, naming ceremonies and private hire.

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is COVID Secure and is following current government guidance with procedures in place to protect your safety. Supplying Track & Trace details and the wearing of face masks inside Leicester Museums & Galleries is mandatory. Please visit the COVID FAQ page before your visit so you are prepared and can enjoy your visit to our museums and galleries.

Leicester’s Museums & Galleries are Covid-19 secure buildings.

Take a look at Leicester Museums new website to find out more Leicester Museums Website

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53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0) 1162254900



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