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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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Address: The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY, England
Phone Number: +44 116 225 4980
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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
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Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry...

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 experience, a collection of toys from Tudor to present day and a play area for children to try various games.

Find out more about Leicester's famous son Daniel Lambert and visit a 1950s street scene inspired by Wharf Street that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times.

Discover more about the story of Leicester at War. Through personal stories find out about the home front and the history of the Regiment, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting.

Through oral histories, archive film, computer interactives and collections discover the histories of Newarke Houses, the surrounding historic area and contemporary Leicester.

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Free entry nice to look round good ww1 exibit

free museum with WW1 exibit and a street with period shops the gardens containt an old length of medieval castle wall

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JohnCas123
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

free museum with WW1 exibit and a street with period shops the gardens containt an old length of medieval castle wall

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Thank JohnCas123
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks John for your visit and review, much appreciated. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

City centre museum.Military history of the Leicester Tigers regiment is superb.Dont miss the gardens.Ever changing displays. Helpful staff.

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Thank Simonlopa
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review and visit, great to hear you enjoyed the museum and gardens. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good range from modern history back to the 1600's (although the house itself is older). Doesn't need a great deal of time but we'll worth it.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. We particularly liked the old shops. Hands on things for children to do. Small shop.

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Thank suemarb
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks Sue for your visit and review, much appreciated. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see at this museum .very educational from young Kiddies to older ones .the dinasaur in first room is very impressive complete with Leicester city football scarf round neck .egyption area great .small area for little ones to play and build things .some great works of art . Whole top floor dedicated to Leicester city football team.great if you... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I have visited this museum as a child as a mother and a grandmother. It's a wonderful place. The building its self is steeped in history. It holds a lot of Leicester's history. To me one of the best things there is the history of the "Royal Leicestershire Regiment" Anyone that had relative or ancestors in that regiment should visit... More 

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Thank Carol W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This place holds pure history of Leicester dating back through over a century of time Everything you need to know is right here so go in and take your time as there is plenty to learn My whole purpose of going in there was to see my grandad's medals on display and I felt as chuffed as chips once I... More 

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Thank Mark P
James H, Public Relations Manager at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks Mark. Great to hear your Grandad's medals are on display. I hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Spent 2 hours here on a Sunday and could have spent more. I take my children to the new walk museum lots but we don't tend to come here too often. There is lots of free parking on the adjacent roads near the castle on the weekend. Lots of really interesting stuff about the Leicestershire regiment and Leicester in general.... More 

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Thank Trentonpfarkelburf
James H, Marketing and communcations at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit, much appreciated. Great to hear you had such a good time, please do come and see us again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Needed something free to do for a couple of hours. What a great place, loved the little row of shops! Have to go back as didn't manage to visit the garden, picnic next time!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Located in the Heart of The City in the University quarter, is this excellent museum. I wanted to visit to see the new Royal Leicestershire Regimental museum which now forms part of this museum. I was pleasantly surprised at how expansive the museum was. Considering it is free this added an even better bonus. I was really impressed about how... More 

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your visit, review and great photos too. Much appreciated, hope you can come and see us again on your next visit to Leicester. More 

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