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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, 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.

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Visitor Details

Key Information

53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0) 1162254900

Opening Times

Opening Hours: (1 Jan 2020 - 21 Dec 2020)
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

Regular opening hours apply during the Christmas Period, with the exception of Saturday 28 December - Open from 11am until 4:30pm. And Monday 30 December - Open from 11am until 5pm.



Saturday, 14 December 2019 - Friday, 24 January 2020

Open 30: The Peoples Exhibition
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Sunday, 26 January 2020 - Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Sunday, 1 March 2020 - Sunday, 22 March 2020

Sunday, 5 April 2020 - Sunday, 5 April 2020

Yoga at the MuseumYoga at the Museum
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Saturday, 16 November 2019 - Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Out of the Stores: Dressing for ChildhoodOut of the Stores: Dressing for Childhood
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Saturday, 8 February 2020 - Sunday, 19 April 2020

Dissent & Displacement: A Modern Story
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Saturday, 7 March 2020 - Sunday, 26 April 2020

Unlocked 2Unlocked 2
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Accreditations & Awards


  • Ancient Egyptians Gallery

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