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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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A nice attraction in the middle of leicester

Not the largest attraction but quirky and entertaining especially for children and those interested in the history of leicester.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Not the largest attraction but quirky and entertaining especially for children and those interested in the history of leicester.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fab place to take the family for a view of historic leicester, lots of interesting things there including Daniel Lambert feature and an old style cinema. Well worth a visit if you are in town.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent little museum tucked away at the edge of De Montfort University campus. Kids loved the varied displays, especially the First World War exhibit. Worth a visit.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

An interesting variety of attractions here to start with there something on Daniel lambert long an interest of mine once thought to be fattest man ever, now sadly over taken was considered a marvel at the time rather than a health hazard still such in progress. Upstairs there something the local area and soldiers at war. One the ground level... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

a real treasure of a museum - from daniel lambert to the multicure to army memories to an old street layout to peoples memories via audio links and a pretty little garden a free (donations accepted) museum well worth a visit so much to see in an oldyworldy building

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This museum is tucked away near De Montfort University and is well worth a visit. It has a range of interesting areas (mock trenches, mock Victorian street, Daniel Lambert's chair, etc.) and the gardens are calm and pleasant. It is not usually busy, and welcomes people of all ages. Entrance is free unless there is special event on. Parking is... More 

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

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

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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Additional Information about Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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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