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Address: 156-160 St. Nicholas Circle | Leicester, Leicester LE1 4LB, England
Phone Number: +44 116 225 4971
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Description: At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester's past...
At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester's past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period. A special display on the history of archaeology in Leicester, 'Archaeology and Endeavour' explains why our city has such rich and interesting museum collections and includes a stunning display of extremely rare medieval glass from Wygston's House. The museum grounds contain one of Leicester's most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country. The celebration of Leicester's Roman history continues inside the museum, with stunning collections including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheekpiece. Complementing our Roman archaeology collections, there are fascinating artefacts from other eras. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there's something to interest the whole family.
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Very impressive Roman wall

We didn't have time to go into the museum but the bath house is very interesting and information boards explain it all and the Jewry wall is very very impressive

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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362 reviews 362 reviews
139 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We didn't have time to go into the museum but the bath house is very interesting and information boards explain it all and the Jewry wall is very very impressive

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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219 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Located opposite the Holiday inn. The walls of the Roman bath house are open to the public and the weather all of the time. Some nice mosaics are in the museum, and also a little about the site. Outside there is a large piece of Roman wall, as far as I know its the only existing piece of Roman wall... More 

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Meeker, Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This small museum is a hidden gem that delves into the early history of Leicester. Part of the museum are the excavated remains of a Roman bath and a large portion of Roman wall. I was only able to spend about 45 minutes here and could easily have wandered thru the exhibits for another hour.

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Rockwood
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Jewry Wall museum is actually on the grounds of the ruins of a Roman bath house. The ruins outside were very evocative and the signs were very helpful in telling you what you were looking at. The museum itself is a mix of things and while a lot of it is designed to get kids interested in history, there... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We enjoyed the events about richard 111 and the food tasting Fancy dress with the Knights also the harp player was lovely,the play was great and the events out side were very interesting ,a great place for Kids Nice to sit out side and have a snack lots of interesting displays inside of Roman times A really interesting museum to... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Quite disappointing, very child orientated inside and you would be lucky to visit with no school trip in. The outside is the wall and outlines of the buildings all seen in 10-15 minutes.

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Jewry_Wall, Museum Assistant at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Dear Charles, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to Jewry Wall Museum. We can see why one might view much of the museum to be child orientated – whilst the initial section of the museum, Leicester's 2000 year history, may appear to be targeted at children it is a useful overview of Leicester’s history and what... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

i didnt go...my 9yr old twins went on a school trip and they both had a fab time! they came jome talking bout the trip n it sounded like theyd had a great time, both said it was interesting and fun!

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Jewry_Wall, Museum Assistant at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words - glad to hear the children enjoyed their school trip, the Roman army marching seems to go down very well! More 

Manassas, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Naturally, when I heard about this at first, I didn't think it would be much. I figured it would be some small wall with a little tourist trap museum adjacent to it. Wow, I'm glad I hedged my expectations, because it was a wonderful experience. The wall is pretty large, with a good outline of the former baths excavated. All... More 

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Jewry_Wall, Museum Assistant at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind remarks, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Jewry wall museum is a excellent history of past Leicester with the foundations of a Roman villa.The museum on site is going back to Saxon times recording exhibits in the museum and stonework from the Abbey.Well worth a visit and its free entry,there is also a Roman mosaic floor.Dave P.

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Jewry_Wall, Museum Assistant at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we greatly appreciate it. More 

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This museum has been sat here since I was a kid and to be honest nothing has changed except for a couple of the staff The place holds so much fascinating history but the place is dull and dank. Nothing has been done to make it interesting for kids The only thing kids seem to be interested in is playing... More 

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Jewry_Wall, Museum Assistant at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Dear Mark, We are sorry that you feel that there has not been any changes to the museum since you were a child. Within the last few years there have been several amendments to the museum, including the section entitled 'Archaeology and Endeavour' and the 'Engagement Zone'. Each year, during the closed period, the museum staff and Friends of Jewry... More 

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