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“Good for kids” 3 of 5 stars
Review of New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

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
Type: Museums
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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.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Good for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We visited as part of a day out in Leicester city centre.
The main exhibition (Magic Worlds) is targeted towards children and as our visit coincided with the school holidays there were plenty in attendance. Elsewhere we viewed modern art, a Picasso ceramic exhibition and some dark art from pre war Nazi Germany.
Nothing really stands out so if your time in Leicester is limited I'd give this place a miss as there are more interesting places to visit.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Amazing Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

I loved this museum, the kids did too, they were able to climb in with the exhibits as though they were part if it, the mummies' exhibit was stunning as were the dinosaurs. The kids loved the dress,up sections too. So sorry Victorian exhibit was closed would love to have seen that

Visited July 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Mummies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Ideally located close to the city centre and train station. It has exhibits for all ages. a interesting art section for maybe older visitors, a hands on section for younger visitors, a huge dinosaur and a decomposing mummy which has been an attraction for years and always gets visitors talking. The café is a bit on the expensive side, and does not have a very big choice of things to eat or drink. A walk along the New Walk is pleasurable too.

Visited March 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“10 Stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Without a doubt this is my favourite place in the city. It is a huge draw whether you are looking to soak up some culture in one of the many galleries or need somewhere to take the kids.

Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Great for school trips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Took my year 3 and 4 class to the egyptian exhibit as part of their topic on Ancient Egypt. We took part in their workshop which was excellent. Very informative and lots of hands on activities for the children, including making an Egyptian hieroglyph in clay, handling artefacts, dressing as ancient egyptians, preparing a body for mummification. We also visited the art gallery using some sheets I had prepared to direct the children to specific art works etc. There is a great shop with a wide variety of souvenirs mostly reasonably priced. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

Visited August 2012
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