Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is a world of discovery with collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world. General entry is free to all visitors. On the historic New Walk, the museum is a family friendly day out with galleries including Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, the Victorian art gallery, Arts & Crafts gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and Leicester's internationally renowned collection of German Expressionism. The museum welcomes a vast array of temporary exhibitions, featuring works from the collections, touring exhibitions from national museums and a programme of contemporary art and craft displays. The museum hosts a range of events from curators' talks to lunchtime concerts, a cafe and museum shop.
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Mike T.
Derby, UK36 contributions
Oct 2021
I may be being unfair, as there was some work being done on the building. But for the most part, I found the exhibits a little sparse. Huge rooms with not much in them. I enjoyed what I saw, from mummified remains, to skeletons, to works of art. But I finished walking around and felt like there must have been more to see. There wasn't.
Written January 19, 2022
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StarTurn
Tamworth, UK521 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We stayed nearby and walked past here on the way to our hotel.

My mum (in her 80s) grew up in Leicester & had great childhood memories of coming here because like today, it’s always been free & the quality of exhibitions and education has been 2nd to none.

Can’t fault the hour we spent here - recommended to all age groups and will be back soon
Written November 21, 2021
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paul d
Bath, UK638 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Stopped here on a day out in Leicester.
Very well laid out and lots to see.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
This place is also free but donations are welcome which I think is far.
Good coffee shop inside as well
Written November 10, 2021
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MGyanwali
Oadby, UK307 contributions
Oct 2021
I visited the museum with my family. It was so good to see many things in a small place - well planned and well presented. If you have at least a couple of hours, it is one of the must-visit places in Leicester.
Written November 8, 2021
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Ray B
7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
A fun day out with friends

The mummies were very interesting

Will be going back the gift shop is also very fun
Written October 17, 2021
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Paul R
Walton on Thames271 contributions
Sep 2021
Much to see here and very children friendly. However, we visited particularly for the paintings, especially the outstanding collection of German etc. Expressionism art and the temporary 'Modern' Indian Art exhibition, as well as other artworks and the collection of Picasso ceramics.

Friendly feel to the place and a decent cafe on site.
Written October 13, 2021
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George P
Glyfada, Greece114 contributions
Sep 2021
It has quite the variety: dinosaurs, Picasso ceramics, Egyptian mummies, Indian paintings. It's free and it's worth to visit it should you visit Leicester.
Written October 4, 2021
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alisdair t
Workington, UK5,565 contributions
Sep 2021
The Art Gallery and Museum, are located on the New Walk, a great way to get to it.. Entry is free, but we always leave a donation. There is a wide range of sections to visit. Including... animals of the world, fossils and dinosaurs, arts and crafts furniture, ancient egypt, (with the mummies), The Attenbourough Picasso ceramic collection, and the art gallery, which has a world art section. A lot to see, well laid out, an easy to follow route around. Nice little cafe here on the ground floor
Written September 26, 2021
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK17,807 contributions
Sep 2021
This museum opened in 1849 as one of the first public museums in the country. It contains displays of science, history and art, both international and local to the area of Leicester. The original building was designed by Joseph Hansom, designer of the hansom cab. and has has been expanded several times and is currently under some renovation. Two of the highlights have to be the impressive Dinosaurs - a cetiosaur found in Rutland, and a plesiosaur from Barrow upon Soar. There is in fact an impressive array of fossils on display. The museum holds four Egyptian mummies and hundreds of artifacts from ancient Egypt. A must see is the collection of impressive art work including a focus in Victorian art. There is a cafe and a shop in the main entrance hall and a lift to the upper gallery should you require it. The toilets were also very clean with an attendant on hand. Overall, this is an excellent place to visit and entry is absolutely free!.
Written September 8, 2021
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rebeljenn
Ruislip, UK884 contributions
Aug 2021
There's a fantastic art gallery here, and there's some pottery by Picasso. There's also dinosaurs to see and fossils, which will be more interesting for the kids.
Written August 27, 2021
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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is open:
  • Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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