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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens - See & Do in Leicester

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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens


Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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

Composed of 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.

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Visitor Details

Key Information

The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

Tel: +44 (0)116 2254980

Opening Times

Opening hours (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00



Monday, 14 August 2017 - Sunday, 10 September 2017

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Friday, 29 September 2017 - Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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Map & Directions


Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Accreditations & Awards

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