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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 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.


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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



Thursday, 5 October 2017 - Saturday, 31 March 2018

Egon Schiele at Newarke Houses MuseumEgon Schiele: Three Works - A Special Loan
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Saturday, 3 March 2018 - Sunday, 6 May 2018

Untitled Landscape by Lancelot Ribeiro Lancelot Ribeiro: A Voyage of Discovery
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Thursday, 15 March 2018 - Sunday, 6 May 2018

Mike Cooter: The Mimic, the Model and the Dupe
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Saturday, 21 July 2018 - Sunday, 28 October 2018

Star Wars 1977, artist Tom ChantrellMay The Toys Be With You
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