Jewry Wall

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Martin T
Ottery St. Mary, UK2,502 contributions
The Museum may be closed but The Friends of Jewry Wall Museum Roman Leicester Walking Trail is available on line. It provides an informative self-guided tour around Leicester's Roman past. Some of the more distant sites are a little disappointing but those close to Jewry wall are well worth a visit.

As to the Museum, it is still closed for major work. The remains of the old Jewry wall foundations can just about be viewed through Heras (wire panel) fencing - but it is not exactly visitor friendly and hardly worth the effort.
Written September 24, 2021
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1,777 contributions
Giving this an average review as only visited when the museum was closed. You can still see the Roman walls and they give a good understanding of the shape of the site. Only a brief information board. Plan to visit again when the museum is open
Written January 3, 2021
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RowanRedwood
Nottingham64 contributions
Couples
I arrived half an hour before closing time so unfortunately didn't have enough time to look around everything in detail, however I found this a very interesting museum and could easily have stayed much longer if I was able to!

I had no idea that Leicester had the remains of Roman baths and it was really nice to be able to wander around these in the open air and imagine how it would have looked when it was still up and running. I was sad though to find out that the museum itself was situated over part of the remains.

The museum itself was much larger on the inside than I had first expected and had some really fascinating exhibits, particularly some Roman mosaics and wall paintings which gave a great context to the baths outside.

Definitely worth visiting!
Written August 4, 2014
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Many thanks for your kind review. The museum is open daily, February to October, 11.00am until 4.30pm. We do hope you can visit again! The furnaces area of the bath house is the only part not on view - at this stage, I am not aware whether any of that archaeology remained in situ but I have asked the Senior Curator for further information. Please call the museum if you wish to know more. Kind regards.
Written April 9, 2015
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TuttiGoz
East Anglia28 contributions
Family
We didn't realize how large this free museum was and stayed until closing time! Impressive and well preserved Roman bath/forum remains in the grounds to walk around. Very good examples of a Roman pavement and wall paintings inside too. Heaps of historical artefacts to look at and read about, as well as skeletons to look at! Definitely worth a visit. We felt it was a museum that didn't get enough attention by visitors as we were almost the only people in there (maybe because it was a Monday?) which seems a shame. It needs more publicity; I only found it by looking on my phone for things to do in Leicester earlier in the day and glad we went.
Written June 4, 2014
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Thank you for the great review!
Written April 9, 2015
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Drew V
Manassas, VA26 contributions
Naturally, when I heard about this at first, I didn't think it would be much. I figured it would be some small wall with a little tourist trap museum adjacent to it.

Wow, I'm glad I hedged my expectations, because it was a wonderful experience. The wall is pretty large, with a good outline of the former baths excavated. All the information posted around is insightful and well worth the read.

Entering the museum surprised me too. There are vast amouts of exhibits to see with tons of information to read. I am an avid reader of Roman history, so I was impressed with what they had assembled. I personally thought it was well worth the visit, and there are costumes for kids to dress in and get photos!
Written February 28, 2015
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Many thanks for your kind remarks, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit.
Written April 9, 2015
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Bonzodogdoodadog
Leicestershire, UK26 contributions
Couples
Have been to Pompeii Herculaeum and most of the Roman sites on Hadrians Wall in the last 6 months so went to see what Leicester's Jewry wall had to offer.,

Greatly impressed by the quality and variety of the exhibits and the grandeur of the Wall and Bath site itself.

The outside site looks a bit tatty at the moment with rubble weeds and litter about the place. I am very positive this museum will catch up with the rest of the renovated cathedral area eventually but will take time.Hooray that there is a city mayor who is taking an interest in Leicester's historical places at last.

Visit when you can.
Written August 24, 2015
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Sharifred
Phoenix, AZ116 contributions
Friends
I was visiting a friend who lives in Leicester and we decided to spend the afternoon doing a walking tour. We found a guided map somewhere online and were following it when we stumbled upon this little gem. Fascinating ruins of Roman baths just sitting out there in the middle of the city beckoned to us to explore more closely, and by so doing we were led to this little museum. We just took a quick, cursory tour of the museum, but even so I learned a lot about the history of Leicester for free. I did contribute a small sum as I was impressed with the artifacts and the educational displays. For a free attraction it is well worth the time.
Written August 4, 2013
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leicestermuqaddam
Leicester, UK6 contributions
Family
Sincere, industrious individuals have kept this museum open without government support so that future generations may be able to learn about & study our history. I admire their efforts and am enthralled by the fascinating information available on-sight, as well as the amazing Roman ruins found within the grounds. Be open-minded & sincere in your quest for knowledge & you shall not come away disappointed. Also, find out about the open days & demonstrations to really help to bring the information to life (especially for the children.)
Written August 9, 2016
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Noelbats
Newcastle28 contributions
Solo
Leicester was an important Roman town and has played an important role in more or less every period of history since then. The Jewry Wall is actually the wall of a large Roman bath house and the floor plan of the complex is visible below. The adjacent museum is full of interesting artifacts charting the history of the area.
Written August 30, 2015
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jeanmichelle
Edinburgh, UK244 contributions
Couples
Great museum found the history of the Roman Baths very interesting.Good place to take children as there were things they could do to capture their attention .Wide range of interesting exhibits,we left a donation but the entry is free.
Written August 12, 2015
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