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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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Have been to Pompeii Herculaeum and most of the Roman sites on Hadrians Wall in the last 6 months so went to see what Leicester's Jewry wall had to offer., Greatly impressed by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Have been to Pompeii Herculaeum and most of the Roman sites on Hadrians Wall in the last 6 months so went to see what Leicester's Jewry wall had to offer., Greatly impressed by the quality and variety of the exhibits and the grandeur of the Wall and Bath site itself. The outside site looks a bit tatty at the moment... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great museum found the history of the Roman Baths very interesting.Good place to take children as there were things they could do to capture their attention .Wide range of interesting exhibits,we left a donation but the entry is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

From pre history, angl saxons, vikings and romans, the history of Leicestershire in one very well presented free museum. Amazing mosaics and some very interesting items on show. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The Jewry Wall Museum is somewhat misnamed. The wall belongs to an ancient bath from the Roman settlement. After all, the "Chester" in Leicester comes from the Latin word "castra" for a military camp or settlement. The baths have been excavated and the foundations are clearly visible and accessible. The museum is an amazing collection and display of archaeological materials... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The size of the remains is something to only be believed and coming from a different city makes the Wall and museum entirely unique. Leicester folk don't understand the brilliance they have right under their feet. I may be slightly biased as an Archaeology student of Leicester university but this museum is underrated. Inside is fun for all the family... More 

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Oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

just like the school trips of the 1970's when museums had cases of dusty pots etc. we visited because my husband had been as a child and it didnt appear to have changed apparently. Outside slightly more interesting, maybe i am being a bit unfair, Roman times are bot my favourite area of history, but this whole place is tired,... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A lovely find on the outskirts of the city centre. As you approach the museum you can see the ruins of the original Roman baths which you can walk around. Next door is the museum telling the story of Roman Leicester (called another name). There are lots of artefacts and part of a mosaic floor to see as you wonder... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Pretty good look the Romans and their prehistory. Notable fiture include a look daily life via imginationary questions and artifact answer from prehistory to the modern day, clothes to try on roman mosacs Pretty good look at the Romans, Saxons, and prehistory. Notable features include a look daily life via imaginary questions, answers and actual artefacts from prehistory to the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What an amazing place. While not so well promoted as other museums in the city, the Jewry wall is a must to visit. It tells the history of Leicester and has some interesting Roman finds the most impressive of which is the panoramic windows which overlook the excavated Roman Baths. The curators when we visited were so knowledgeable and took... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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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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