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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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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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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Address: 156-160 St. Nicholas Circle | Leicester, Leicester LE1 4LB, England
Phone Number: +44 116 225 4971
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