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New Walk Museum & Art Gallery


New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

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, The Den gallery for the under 5s, the Victorian art gallery, Arts & Crafts gallery and a modern and contemporary art gallery. The first floor galleries include World Arts, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection 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.

The Ancient Egypt Gallery is currently closed for refurbishment, but will be re-opening on the 20th of October. 

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Visitor Details

Key Information

53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0)116 2254900

Opening Times

Opening hours (1 Jan 2018 - 21 Dec 2019)
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:30
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* The Museum will be closed on December 24, 25, 26, 31, and 1st of January


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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    Saturday, 21 July 2018 - Sunday, 28 October 2018

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    Friday, 9 November 2018 - Saturday, 8 December 2018

    Danielle Vaughan, Twiggy.Leicester Society of Artists: Annual Exhibition 2018
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    Saturday, 27 October 2018 - Sunday, 24 February 2019

    Alice HawkinsAlice Hawkins and Votes For Women!
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    Saturday, 20 October 2018 - Saturday, 20 October 2018

    Sarcophagus DetailNew Ancient Egyptians Gallery
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    Saturday, 15 December 2018 - Saturday, 2 February 2019

    The Open ExhibitionThe Open Exhibition
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