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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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This museum is great and educational. I think its lovely how you can donnate and dont actually have to pay to get in. Really helped with my Level 3 art course at Leicester... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This museum is great and educational. I think its lovely how you can donnate and dont actually have to pay to get in. Really helped with my Level 3 art course at Leicester college. Been meaning to go back but just havent had the time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excelente! My 11 years old girl loved the mummy and I like the Picasso exhibition . Also got to see a dodo bird, awsome!!! Highly recomended.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always loved this place have been to the museum many times since I was small, great exhibits, cafe, and events, worth checking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots of interesting stuff to read, the exhibits are good, just not enough of them, but it's free so cannot really grumble. Good facilities i.e toilets & Cafe. We really enjoyed seeing 'Kipper' the dinosaur remains from Barrow upon Soar as we live there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I think it's fair to say that any true Leicesterfarian has been here whether it's been a school trip or something to do with the kids during the school holidays... I've been there countless times and will definitely be going again... Not often the council gets it right but they've done good here...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant dinosaur attraction and great for kids. Grown ups can feast on expressionist and Picasso ceramics some work going on so visit soon or wait for relaunch

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The museum is really well organised and has something for everyone in different age groups to keep you occupied and interested, the cafe is lovely and staff are all really helpful !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Free entrance & good variety of exhibits to see. Really enjoyed the Egyptian section & the prehistoric section as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to the New walk for over 30 years with my three children and now my grandchildren and I still enjoy it every time, so do the kids. When ever guest come to see me in leicester, we end up there. As I know it's the one place where you can spend a couple of stress free educational... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The museum has had a lot of time and money put in to it. It fills a good few hours and is good for everyone of all ages and interests. Well worth checking out.

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