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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens - See & Do in Leicester

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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens incorporates the Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

Composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House, Newarke Houses Museum tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

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.

Find out more about Leicester’s famous son Daniel Lambert and visit a 1950s street scene – inspired by Wharf Street – which includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the time.

Discover more about the story of Leicester at war. Through personal stories learn about the home front and the history of the regiment, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting.

Through oral histories, archive film, interactives exhibits and collections, discover the histories of Newarke Houses, the surrounding historic area and contemporary Leicester.

Looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer? Pick up your Arts Award Space Explorer pack from Leicester Museums and complete the activities to win awards!

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Visitor Details

Key Information

The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

Tel: +44 (0)116 2254980

Opening Times

Opening hours (1 Jan 2018 - 21 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00

* Newarke Houses Museum will be closed until 11am for staff training on 11th January, 8th February, 8th March, 12th April, 10th May, 14th June, 12th July, 9th August, 13th September, 11th October, 8th November and 13th December 2018.

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Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

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