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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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Address: The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY , England
Phone Number: +44 116 225 4980
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's...
Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House and 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 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 that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times. Discover more about the story of Leicester at War. Through personal stories find out 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, computer interactives and collections discover the histories of Newarke Houses, the surrounding historic area and contemporary Leicester.
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This has changed so much in the past 2 years, and it is fab!!!! However, I wouldn't recommend just coming to Leicester to visit this.......

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This has changed so much in the past 2 years, and it is fab!!!! However, I wouldn't recommend just coming to Leicester to visit this.......

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Two good exhibits worth checking out . A very nice mock up of old England too. worth a visit for young and old

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Udine, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There's not a whole lot to see but it's enjoyable and interesting. The two houses (Chantry House and Skeffington House) are joint together (I didn't realize it at first) and host a war exibit, a 1950's street recreation (with a couple of shops and a pub with period miscellaneous objects), a Tudor dining room, Daniel Lambert chair and cloths (a... More 

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Rockwood
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This museum has been around for over 100 years but is clearly trying to remain current and interesting.

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leicester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If in Leicester try to visit the museum as it has some lovely exhibits.Very close to the old castle though nothing apart from the hall and gateway remain, though you can still climb the hill where the castle once stood

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Interesting museum, although the staff were not very "with it". A printed brochure would be very helpful.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A very goodmuseum especially the old shops and bar you can walk in, and then a commentry starts. If you wish to know how Leicester evolved yhen please visit. It is worth it.

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Leicestershire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I only decided to visit this because on the map it didn't look too far from the park and ride, which it wasn't! The shame is, it is not advertised well enough and you are missing out on learning the history of Leicestershire industries, from foxes glacier mints to imperial typewriters, the Tigers. I loved the small street and trench.... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What a little gem of a place, from stories of old leicestershire, the WW 1 trench dioramas, old shop layouts and the leicestershire regiment museum it really is a very imformative experience, certainly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Used to visit this place as a child but just took my son with my nieces and they loved it especially the daniel lambert bit they couldn't believe how big he was its nice to see a large part of the museum about the regiment of Leicestershire and to learn about how important the hosiery industry was to our city

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