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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Rockwood
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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34 attraction reviews
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
28 helpful votes 28 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 

Nottingham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I arrived half an hour before closing time so unfortunately didn't have enough time to look around everything in detail, however I found this a very interesting museum and could easily have stayed much longer if I was able to! I had no idea that Leicester had the remains of Roman baths and it was really nice to be able... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind review. The museum is open daily, February to October, 11.00am until 4.30pm. We do hope you can visit again! The furnaces area of the bath house is the only part not on view - at this stage, I am not aware whether any of that archaeology remained in situ but I have asked the Senior... More 

East Anglia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We didn't realize how large this free museum was and stayed until closing time! Impressive and well preserved Roman bath/forum remains in the grounds to walk around. Very good examples of a Roman pavement and wall paintings inside too. Heaps of historical artefacts to look at and read about, as well as skeletons to look at! Definitely worth a visit.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! More 

London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The main point of interest is a short section of a wall of the Roman Baths, and as you can see this perfectly well from the road, there is no need to stop the car.

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

We are sorry that you feel this way. Jewry Wall Museum houses impressive collections, including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheekpiece. We also have 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... More 

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