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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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10:00 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 is a great place to visit you will see how the shoos used to be after the war . You will see our famous son Daniel lambert who was so big and lots more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit you will see how the shoos used to be after the war . You will see our famous son Daniel lambert who was so big and lots more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit interesting for all ages , If its a nice day the gardens are lovely for a rest , one of my favourites !

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The captions On all the exhibits in This museum have The text Arranged in A Really Odd way, which makes them Weirdly hard To Read.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lovely building very near heart of city, 100m to Richard 3rd centre and cathedral. History and interest in every room, Varied themes and items on display,

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were impressed by this museum which gave a good oversight of social history of Leicester. Interesting ad varied exhibitions but I think somehow we may have missed parts as didn't see the street but found the war display and trenches, the dining room and the military exhibition as well as the Indian section. Nice clean loos, u crowded, clean... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I often visit this museum with my grandchildren and we are always guaranteed a warm welcome. They particularly enjoy the Victorian street and the gardens and the stories I tell them about Black Hannah living in the walls and stealing schoolchildren's caps! Last time we visited the attendant made a real effort by showing us Daniel Lambert's trousers . This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was a very good museum that is like a tardis inside with many different rooms filled with interesting exhibits such as a first world war trench with sounds and peoples experiences and a 1940's street with shops . A good way to spend a rainy morning !

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Plenty of interesting things to see and especially for the children is the Egyptology, Dinasaur and wildlife sections, not forgetting King Richard III Book or hours currently on display, slightly disappointed that more was not made of this particular exhibition in light of all the furore recently taken place with Richards's re-interment. Nevertheless a good few hours visit.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This museum has it all. From the medieval street to the military history section. This is a must for anyone with inquisitive children. A number of Terence Cuneo paintings on display. See who can be the first to find the mouse hidden in each one.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is quite an interesting museum, with displays explaining the history of Leicester from a social perspective, including a replica city street containing different types of shops and a beer-house. The museum itself is in a 16th century building, and also houses the museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. There is a pleasant garden at the rear of the building.

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Additional Information about Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Address: Address: The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY , England
Phone Number: +44 116 225 4980
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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