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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA , England
Phone Number: +44 116 225 4900
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester's original museum has wide...
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.
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Spent an enjoyable morning walking around here, followed by lunch at the café there. The dinosaur display was interesting and very informative, particularly in relation to local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Spent an enjoyable morning walking around here, followed by lunch at the café there. The dinosaur display was interesting and very informative, particularly in relation to local history and discoveries. Some wonderful artwork there too. The food in the café was homemade and very tasty.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

So much fun for the kids, really interactive and educational. The displays are really nice and well maintained, and the childrens play zone is a fantastic idea for really little kids that may not be too interested in the educational stuff. The art gallery is really worth a look too! It's got some fatastic work and always seems to be... More 

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nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

1. It's Free! 2. It's delightfully accessible from the city centre in a calm relaxed walk under trees . 3. Updated and ideal for all ages and families. 4. Staff will explain and on hand to ensure appropriate behaviour is maintained. 5. Hands on exploratory research machines and toys, which work. 6 offer a variety of stimuli if interested in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The museum itself is lovely and I've been going here for years ever since I was a child, it's also free and the facilities are excellent. However, the exhibits are a little lack lustre, for example there is an Egyptian area, Earth and the Dinos which are excellent. However, upstairs leads to yet another Egyptian segment with most of the... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A great place for a day out with the kids. There's lots to learn, and there's a cafe and a gift shop. There's so many things to look at, and the food is lovely. You should definitely try it if your kids are bored and you want something to do!

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shipley derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Housed in a lovely building this museum has so much to offer .The German Expressionist gallery is wonderful as is the Picasso Ceramic Exhibition.We also really enjoyed the Arts and Crafts display..A walk down New Walk is also a joy with very attractive architecture and Squares

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The art gallery is quite small, but the 3 other sections (Egypt, Dynos and Earth) are really nice for the kids. Loved the sketches area, Leicester evolution in time.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

New Walk Museum is pretty small as museums go, but they certainly pack enough in for a visit. Highlights for the children were the dinosaur section - really well laid out and explained with plenty of hands-on activities for kids - and the Egyptian section where the children were fascinated by the real mummies on display. Lots of exhibitions keep... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've been here many times and have loved it, the range of exhibits is very good and are also great to interact with - especially for children. I also attended my aunts wedding here and they were lovely and very helpful, beautiful venue. I definitely recommend. It's free so that is great too. Car park isn't great but parking is... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Free entry. Our group was 2 adults, 3 kids (7-11yo). Dinosaurs, geology, Egyptians, stuffed wildlife, children's sensory play, art, local art exhibition (tempted by one but £550!!), knowledgeable and friendly staff, secret Egyptian exhibition upstairs, Picasso ceramics, German expressionism (giant computer screen to make own art on). Local museum stamp-collecting pass port scheme (free), trail/ worksheets (free) to keep little... More 

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Additional Information about New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, England
Phone Number: +44 116 225 4900
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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