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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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The Newarke Off Braunstone Gate, up Western Boulevard ,turn left, Leicester LE2 7BY England
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Stuart C wrote a review Oct 15
Rayleigh, United Kingdom2,660 contributions262 helpful votes
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There is roadside parking near the museum which cost £1 for 2 hours. I didn’t know much about the museum in advance and expected it to be an old Tudor house. In truth there is little about the house(s) itself, although the civil war gun loops in the beautiful garden are interesting. It’s actually a series of varied exhibits with no single narrative joining them together. Having said that the army regiment exhibits are really interesting, particularly the trench scene and I really like the old street recreation. It’s all free, close to the city centre so definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dave B wrote a review Feb 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom829 contributions391 helpful votes
Lots to see here. There is a mini cobbled street with shop fronts and a tiny pub and shop, more little shops you can go in would have been good. There was an exhibit about ethnic minorities in soccer. Strange, but shows you how many of them must live here. We skipped that. There was a place you could sit down and watch old movies about Leicester, with English people, sad to see how it has changed. They have placed this next to a toy room for kids, because the poor little dears can’t go anywhere without playing of course. The problem was, we couldn’t hear for the yelling and screaming. Why take your kids to a museum to ruin it for everyone else? Stay at home! We ended up having to leave, it was really annoying. There was also, I assume, an original wood panelled room, original stain glass and a war exhibit, including a mascot war dog.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tamara285 wrote a review Feb 2020
Leicestershire, United Kingdom32 contributions18 helpful votes
I like this museum for the way it focuses on the detail of day to day life in the past - the toys, the old street, the shops. It's interesting, especially as some of the exhibits are from living memory! My kids particularly like the bit about Daniel Herrick and call it 'The Fat Man's House'!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Many thanks Tamara for your visits and kind review, great to hear you all enjoy the museum.
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John C wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
A mixture of Leicesters military history and its manufacturing background. It included an exhibition of the Ugandan Asian movement to Leicester following their expulsion by Idi Amin. Friendly and knowledgeable staff
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Many thanks John for coming to visit and your kind review, much appreciated.
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mouseHerts wrote a review Dec 2019
Herts1,561 contributions493 helpful votes
There is much to admire n the building itself and the garden, but the house is packed full of information about Leicester. Each room has a different theme and it displays the social, political and military history of the city. One poignant exhibit is the replica of a World War I trench. The man who was on reception was particularly friendly and welcoming.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens
Responded Dec 12, 2019
Great to hear you enjoyed the museum and displays and thank you for such a kind review.
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