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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 #15 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Museum is a very pleasant 10 minute stroll from the city centre ( Belvoir Street) along the New Walk, a tree lined pedestrian avenue dating back to 18th century. Our purpose was to view the Picasso Ceramic ware collected by Sir Richard Attenborough and his wife which is on display there. We were not disappointed. It is most unusual... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Have driven by this place for about 30 years - never been in. Regretted not going sooner! The whole New Walk area has been totally regenerated and this is a great museum. Loved the old red velour cinema seating and some early film of Leicester. The mock up 'olden days' shops and the cobbled streets are worth seeing, as is... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I agree with some of the other reviewers that some of the exhibits have been there a while (animals/egypt) but my kids still find them interesting. The dinosaur exhibit has been updated recently and is good. Upstairs is an area where they have visiting exhibits which generally go down well. Plus side is you get free parking, and it's free... More

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Wisbech, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There is an enormous variety of items on display, including paintings, sculptures and prehistoric reptiles. It is understandably aimed at young people, but more mature visitors will be adequately catered for in this Museum.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Yorkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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loughborough
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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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22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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