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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA , England
+44 116 225 4900
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Ranked #16 of 57 Attractions in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester's original museum has wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world.... more » Owner description: New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester's original museum has wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world. Located on the historic New Walk, our temporary exhibitions feature works from our collections, touring exhibitions from National Museums and a programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions. A family friendly day-out, the galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, World Arts and a gallery for the under 5s, The Den. The first floor galleries include displays of Modern Art and Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection. The museum offers a range of events from curator's talks to lunchtime concerts, visit our events pages to see What's On this month. The museum also offers a Gift Shop offering a range of exhibition merchandise and contemporary craft and design and Costa Coffee shop with free Wi-Fi available. « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a place that is a great day out for family time, museum is a good time to have fun and learn at the same time with family members.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This museum can rival those of other art/collection galleries in the East Midlands. The Geology section is particularly interesting and informative. However, there are perhaps a few too many stuffed animals throughout..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The play area downstairs has had extras added - building blocks and mega stickle bricks. The new colours and light exhibition is great - really interactive and excellent for young kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What you see in most galleries is a matter of personal taste but at new walk they do try to offer examples of both traditional and contemporary works of art from a wide range of genres. They have made a real effort to appeal to families with interactive exhibits and spectacular displays. Good egyptology and dinosaur displays. Nice arts and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This museum is a amazing place for children of all ages to learn. They also hold various events. Definetly worth a visit, we love it

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Well, been here many times and always a delight and fascination to see the latest collection of works on display from long ago. As a family day out this is great for indoors, with plenty to see from the world of species, dinosaurs, weather changes, Egyptian history and settlements, cultures, science of light with a mood change room and display... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went with 9 year old granddaughter. Perfect for the age. Victorian art was palatable for both of us. Dino exhibition is interesting but needs clarification by accompanying adult. Egyptian mummy exhibition was a bit scarry for my granddaughter, so we skipped it. The walk to the museum from Victoria park was pleasant on a warm day in leicester.

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England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have used the Museum for many years now and over the last 4-5 years often take my young family. My latest trip will probably be my last, yes it is handy and it is free but it seems to have lost it's way. The "Animal" which you would expect to be one of the more interesting parts is a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Free entry museum situated in a calm and pretty part of Leicester. The dinosaur exhibition is interesting enough but you won't get more than an hour out of it. Still for being free its worth a look if you're near.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Attractive building, full of interesting things for children and adults...brilliant dinosaur section including local finds, good Egyptian section and great Picasso pottery. Excellent projects for kids to have fun with at half-term and helpful, friendly staff.

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