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New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

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Leicester Museums

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Leicester Museums

Leicester's rich history is reflected in our fantastic range of Museums

New Walk Museum & Gallery is Leicester's original museum, with wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world.

It's home to the resident Egyptian, Victorian Art and Dinosaur Galleries amongst others, as well as the internationally renowned collection of German Expressionism.

There's plenty to keep you coming back, with temporary exhibitons featuring collections, original pieces and touring exhibitions. It's previously been home to a 1960's Mod Culture exhibtion, a celebration of LCFC's title win, as well as the famous portrait of King Richard III, loaned from the National Portrait Gallery. 

 

Leicester Guildhall is one of the best preserved timber framed halls in the country, dating back 600 years.

The Guildhall hosts a number of regular events including comedy, music and theatre. It's also available for private hire, and makes a historic and atmospheric venue for weddings, civil ceremonies, and more. 

Leicester’s Guildhall is also known as the city's most haunted building, If you dare, why not book yourself onto one of the haunted evenings held at the Guildhall, where you might just get up close and personal with a ghost!

 

Abbey Pumping Station is Leicester's museum of science and technology, displaying the city's industrial, technological and scientific heritage.

There are a number of great events held at this historic location throughout the year, including the chance to see the engines in action, as well as toy exhibitions and more! 

 

Belgrave Hall & Gardens offer an oasis of peace and quiet in a busy city.

The hall was built in the early 18th century in what was then a small village three miles from the town of Leicester. Now city traffic passes, almost unnoticed, just beyond the garden walls. Visitors can explore Belgrave Hall and the beautiful surrounding gardens on select and special event days - most notably being the fantastic Belgrave Food & Garden Festival, which showcases products from local suppliers, and offers family fun activities in the beautiful setting of the gardens. 

 

Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens dates back six hundred years and is a Grade 2 listed building situated near to the City Centre next door to De Montfort University campus.

The museum displays include a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor times to present day and a play area for children to try various games.

 

Jewry Wall Museum is currently closed for refurbishment.

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.

 

Visitor Details

Key Information

Various Locations Across the City, LE1 7EA

Opening Times

Please See Individual Museums for Opening Hours: (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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