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Jewry Wall Museum

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Address: 156-160 St. Nicholas Circle | Leicester, Leicester LE1 4LB, England
Phone Number: +44 116 225 4971
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At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester's past...

At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester's past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period.

A special display on the history of archaeology in Leicester, 'Archaeology and Endeavour' explains why our city has such rich and interesting museum collections and includes a stunning display of extremely rare medieval glass from Wygston's House.

The museum grounds contain one of Leicester's most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country.

The celebration of Leicester's Roman history continues inside the museum, with stunning collections including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheekpiece.

Complementing our Roman archaeology collections, there are fascinating artefacts from other eras. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there's something to interest the whole family.

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A pleasant museum hidden within an ugly building

Two of us visited this museum for the first time. Despite it being in an ugly 1960s building the contents do make up for it. Adjacent to the Roman remains of the Jewry Wall it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two of us visited this museum for the first time. Despite it being in an ugly 1960s building the contents do make up for it. Adjacent to the Roman remains of the Jewry Wall it tells the story about Leicester's buried and mainly lost Roman history. The museum presents a number of artefacts throughout the area's early history. This is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a place that has stood as a museum for decades it has to be the most boring museum on the face of the earth Believe me, I love going to museums but this place just offers zero entertainment The place has such great potential but yet the snooze factor remains

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really nice to stumble upon, my boyfriend and I were intending to find it but had expected it to not be so close to town and it was absolutely stunning to suddenly find. The museum inside was really informative as well and really worth it considering it's free. Cute little place to teach children about history and archaeology!... More 

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Many thanks for your review and visit. We run a number of events too, so hope you can come back and see us again soon! More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum considering free entry, lots of history, although some felt more like general British history than specific to the location. Roman ruins impressive but incomplete in comparison to sites such as Bath. Very child friendly and engaging.

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West Chester, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I would like to give this museum 3 1/2 stars. The Jewry wall itself is inspiring. The signs arranged in different places outside are interesting and informative. It is so amazing to walk within the ruins of an ancient Roman bath! The wall is five stars easily while the museum is a two star affair. While there is some great... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Another free museum full of history for all ages. Then go outside and explore the ruins of the old Roman baths. Not far from the city centre and all the other attractions.

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Oadby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I visited the museum with my little girls. It is small in size but lots of stuff to see and read there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is well worth a visit - excellently arranged, good for all ages and well explained. The grounds and the wall are impressive and the museum conatins a wide range of artifacts from different periods. And it's all free!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great place to learn all about the Roman and what remains have been found in Leicester and Leicestershire. Mosaic floor is very impressive. They put on activity for children in half terms and hoilday which are good. We did a Easter egg hurt which the children enjoyed and was link into the Roman history of Easter which was very interesting.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were staying a short distance from the Jewry Wall Museum and decided to look into it out of passing curiosity. Worth doing! The old Roman baths are laid out in front of you in plan format - very little is showing above ground level except the wall at the back. But from what is effectively a plan view of... More 

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