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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, England
Phone Number: +44 116 255 4100
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Great museum

Interesting range of exhibits. Often have special events. Small well stocked shop. Family friendly. Nothing not to like!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
suemarb
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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

Interesting range of exhibits. Often have special events. Small well stocked shop. Family friendly. Nothing not to like!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum part is good for children with captions intended to catch children's attention. The mix with an art gallery is not my cup of tea, but that's an individual taste.

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Thank Anders J
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for family and friends to meet. Has a care inside as well. In the summer there is an outside seating area. The displays are great and very educational.

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Thank Andy D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been lots if times here and it's magical for the kids and really interesting for the adults. Today the staff were so rude though :( it actually put a damper on the first day out we have had in a long time as a family. The museam itself was ok we couldn't access all areas because of schools but... More 

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Matthew C, Manager at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Angela, We were really sad to read about your experience with the café here at New Walk Museum. We pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service across the site and have spoken to the firm that runs the café franchise to say how disappointed we are about this incident. They have carried out an investigation and want to pass... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited and visited this museum. We got back for our favourite things - the dinosaurs and the mummies, but also to see what's new, unusual and interesting. Modern dance was a surprising treat! The Picasso collection is lovely and a real gift to the city. Shame the Cafe is managed by Costa, but the shop is good with... More 

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

Many thanks for your visit and feedback on the museum. Great to hear you enjoy the dinos and mummies! Hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of day out in city. Went specifically to see the exhibition about Leicester City and there remarkable premier league winning season, which was brilliant and well worth a visit. The museum is a donation only entry. There are many and varied exhibitions on at any one time, for all ages.

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Thank Keith B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinosaur gallery, animal room and Egypt section, great play area and activities for children, museum café offers sandwiches and coffee etc

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

Many thanks for your review and feedback, great to hear you had a good visit. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple of impressive temporary exhibitions (one of them about the extraordinary local football team) - as well as some permanent exhibitions of very high standard (e.g. a surprisingly far-above-average collection of German expressionists and one of local arts and crafts people and products). We were only adults so did not look at the dinosaurs but instead enjoyed good coffee... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my nephew to look at the dinosaur gallery and it took my breath away as well as his. Superb display and very informative too. The computer imaging Jurassic Sea screen was like a prehistoric aquarium and was fantastic to watch. We found the staff all very friendly and enjoyed our visit to Leicester. This museum was a real highlight.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I remember coming here as a child and being wowed by the dinosaur skeleton. It's lovely to see my 2 year old being wowed by the same dinosaur now! This museum is a great low cost morning or afternoon out with little ones as there is no set price just a voluntary donation box on entry. The dinosaur exhibit is... More 

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