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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Opens in 5 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A museum for everyone....

And it's free! From Leicester's beginning through both world wars, it covers it all. The trench... read more

Reviewed yesterday
abigailplum
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Fantastic experience with lovely staff!

Having been to the museum a couple of times with my partner, I can comfortably comment on just how... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sambaillie
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Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House and tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The museum displays include a cinema...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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The Newarke | Off Braunstone Gate, up Western Boulevard ,turn left, Leicester LE2 7BY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

And it's free! From Leicester's beginning through both world wars, it covers it all. The trench exhibition was a highlight for us, along with the garden, which is beautiful. Would highly recommend! Please make sure you donate at the end to keep this wonderful place...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having been to the museum a couple of times with my partner, I can comfortably comment on just how welcoming the staff are! Both times we were incredibly impressed by how attentive and informative they were and they really make the museum worth visiting, lots...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sambaillie
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your kind review and continued support! Great to hear you enjoyed the museum, displays and gardens too. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was a great find that I stumbled across whilst exploring. Nice variety of things to see. A member of staff, Gilby, answered my questions, ensured I didn't miss exhibits and explained about other things to see in the area. Gilby left me with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michele M
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks Michelle for your kind review. Great to hear you found and enjoyed the museum :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday was our first visit. I can't believe I hadn't heard about the museum until the other week. It's beautiful, fascinating, easy to understand and very interactive. The staff were fabulous. They were very friendly and helpful with my children. I can't wait to go...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank overtiredmummy
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased to hear you enjoyed the museum and you had such a great experience. Look forward to welcoming you back for a visit or one of our children's events soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spent a short time in this gem of a museum. Being interest in Ancient Egypt the gallery dedicated to the exhibits was modern and very well arranged. Other rooms were equally well presented and everywhere it was clear that children were well catered...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RozNorthampton
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Roz for your kind review and feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed the museum and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

I would highly recommend a half day exploring the old part of Leicester, and a couple of hours could easily be passed at Newarke Houses Museum. Free entry, although well worth a donation, and a good place to find out more about the history of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Many thanks for your visit and great review of the museum! Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the visit, and look forward to welcoming you back again hopefully soon.

Reviewed February 20, 2019

With a little time to kill, selected this museum to visit. For a start, I was impressed with the friendly and helpful reception staff. The first part of the ground floor is taken with a social history of Leicester, featuring displays of the hosiery and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David W
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Many thanks David for coming to visit, great to hear you enjoyed the museum and hope we can welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

An interesting museum to have a potter around and learn more about Leicester's history. The staff are very friendly and the museum is free, asking only for a donation. I had an enjoyable time exploring their detailed exhibits with my family.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mormeril
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Many thanks for your kind review and visit to the museum. Great to hear that you and the family enjoyed the visit!

Reviewed January 30, 2019

The museum is well worth a visit there is something to interest everyone . I was particularly interested in the world war 1 collection because my grandfather was in the 1/5 Leicestershire regiment and was awarded the croix de guerre in France. My family visited...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Many thanks for your visit and kind review. Great to hear about your grandfather's story and your visit to the French battlefields too. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum again for a future exhibition or event.

Reviewed January 28, 2019

I love this museum. Lots to see and the street scene with shops is really good. Attractive small garden too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank suemarb
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Many thanks Sue for your great review, we look forward to welcoming you back to the museum again soon!

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869lindsay
May 18, 2018|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hi there, thanks for the query. The museum is approx 20 minutes walk from the train station. We're open every day, Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm and Sunday: 11am – 4pm. We hope you enjoy the visit.
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cherrystep
April 9, 2018|
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Response from welbeingiskey |
Newarke Street car park is the most reliable parking nearby-2 mins walk from the museum
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