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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 53 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Been using , as a visitor ,for 50 + years .Its just great and welcoming . Last year my daughter got married there . Superb venue . Love the Dinosaurs . Scare the kids =) ! Just could not get the private,red, double decker bus into car park to take all the guests away to reception . We all went... More

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Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

A lovely gallery situated on New Walk, a quiet and pedestrianised part of Leicester. Much to see including a range of lesser known Picasso ceramics.

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LIVERPOOL UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spent a rainy afternoon here today with my five year old. Lots to see, interesting for kids and adults, we liked the dinosaur section. Friendly staff too.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

New walk is a great museum our children love it my son especially loves the dionosaurs the picasso section is great too would def reccomend

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Oakham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We enjoyed our first visit here. The educational sections for the kids were great. Very well presented and opportunity to interact. The main gallery sections were closed but the open art competition was interesting. We would visit again but possibly in combination with other activities.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

huge building full of history and galleries include, ancient egypt, dinosaurs etc and has a beautiful art gallery, nice cafe and shop.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I absolutely love this place and getting lost for the day! So many different things and interests catered for, and the gift shop is very reasonably priced. This has reminded me to go again very soon!

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