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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, England
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+44 116 255 4100
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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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Leicester museum and art gallery

Great place to visit and it's free. Spent 3 hours here and that included coffee and cake in their pleasant restaurant. A must visit if in Leicester.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Christina K
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to visit and it's free. Spent 3 hours here and that included coffee and cake in their pleasant restaurant. A must visit if in Leicester.

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Thank Christina K
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant museum. Great for a day out. A range of exhibits. Children would love it. A must see. Free entry

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Thank MrsK6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a really good day out for my two kids café service a little bit slow but on the whole ok it really kept my kids entertained all afternoon

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Sorry to hear the cafe was a bit slow service on your day of visit, but great to hear you all enjoyed your afternoon. More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When it's bucketing down this is charming for an hour. The art gallery has fine paintings. A David Roberts was a particular pleasant surprise. Nice galleries. not all the computers with information were working. Coffee shop is popular but is a Costa.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks Marcus for your review and visit, much appreciated. I'll pass on the feedback on the computer terminals. Hope you can come back and see us when next in the city. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend a rainy afternoon. There are lots of excellent exhibits and the place would merit more than one visit. Parking is not great though so do a search before you go.

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Thank aysuaysu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with two boys under five. They absolutely loved the museum. Especially the animal section, Egypt and the dinosaurs. The museum is very geared for children and the walk up New Walk from town is also lovely. Would highly recommend! It also has baby changing and a costa coffee.

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Thank ELP4665
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue is a wonderful part of Leicester, located down a lovely stretch of traffic free path in Leicester, full of regency style buildings and beautiful tree, then you step inside- The exhibits are not exactly perfect or upto the standard of some of the museums in other locations around the country but barring in mind that this is also... More 

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Thank Housejames
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

has loads of things to look at, good for a day out, quite interesting to see what you can find, has many diffrent things to do during the year, would recomend going there at diffrent times of the year

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I went there and i expect to see a normal museum but it was really good. There are three sections: *Dinosaurs *Wild animal/bird/sea life *Ancient Egypt I highly recommend this place to visit as there is a kids area to play in & cafes to rest.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

I accompanied my teacher daughter to see the dinosaur area prior to a school visit. It was very interesting and contains exhibits found from an area around Leicester. Did ask a question of one of the guides which he couldn't answer, he went to enquire from someone else but never got back to us. The young man at the reception... More 

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