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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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Understanding Leicester's past

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been here a few times now and it fascinates me every time. A great day out especially if you are from the local area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I visited this little museum February 2015 and enjoyed looking round. It tells the story of old leicester and how people used to live.it is also home to daniel lamberts belongings who was the world's biggest man for a long time(before modern day obesity problems )...my only criticism would be that there is no café but it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A really lovely museum, packed of so much to learn and great for all ages. Would love tog o back again at some point.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

have a day going round the good leicester museums, couple this with the guildhall and it will keep the kids and adults happy. have a picknik in castle gardens. loads of history and its not stuffy like the new-walk museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

All kids should go here , it's shows what men and women did for us , it's free to get in , and it as a mock up war set up, makes you think !!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth a small museum ! It's a nice few minutes walk from nearest car parking areas. Facilities for parking bikes or buggies, a very clean and well kept area.

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