The Magazine Gateway

The Magazine Gateway, Leicester: Address, The Magazine Gateway Reviews: 4/5

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alisdair t
Workington, UK5,565 contributions
Worth a look if in the area
Sep 2021
Origionally, called The Newarke Gateway, built in or around 1400, the Gateway was part of the ancient walled enclosure, and was the main way into and out of Leicester, and where King Richard 111 would have passed through, after his death. In the 17th C, it stored ammunition, has been a military barracks, a prison, It was still open to traffic until 1905.. Guided tours are arranged on Heritage Sundays
Written September 26, 2021
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James B
Northampton, UK655 contributions
Historically Leicester Landmark
Apr 2019 • Couples
Visited on a Leicester Heritage Sunday tour. These are done by a blue badge guides on the last Sunday of the month until November 2019.

I had been in when I was a kid but it had been closed for many years, so when I saw you could go in was really looking forward to it. Our guided tour was 1 hour long and was very informative, lots of interesting little stories.

Would recommend doing the tour, it is only £3 and will give you the history of something you have probably driven past but never understood what it was used for.
Written April 28, 2019
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MLGeogLeics
Wigston, UK1,116 contributions
Gateway to the old city
Feb 2019 • Family
Currently under repair (the Magazine is suffering from the volume of traffic that passes close by), on its own the Magazine is an interesting old structure that most people drive past without paying much attention to, but it is a gateway to the old heart of the city, which is well worth exploring. Newarke Houses Museum is next to the Magazine.
Written February 21, 2019
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,692 contributions
Interesting historical relic of days gone by
Aug 2018 • Family
The Magazine Gateway is an interesting relic of out long distand past - now very much part of the King Richard III trail through the city.
Not much to see, but well worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written August 28, 2018
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Geoff L
Hitchin, UK261 contributions
A Piece of History among all the modernity
Oct 2017 • Solo
I worked in Leicester for several years in the 70's and 80's, but I never actually visited the building whilst I was there. I drove past it hundreds of times and on a recent visit to the city, I thought I'd take the opportunity of paying a more detailed visit. Unfortunately, the whole building is surrounded by scaffolding and boarding, so there's obviously a lot of renovation going on. The building is only open on certain days of the month, so be sure to check the dates before you travel. Also, make sure to check that the renovation is complete and the scaffolding has disappeared. You should be able to find out more from the Tourist Information office in the city.
Written October 21, 2017
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Michelle081
Leicester, UK209 contributions
Heritage Sunday
Apr 2017
Spent a short time here on the last Sunday of the month. Very interesting. I didn't realise it was as big as it was. Definitely worth a visit
Written April 30, 2017
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ArunprasadTNR
Chennai (Madras), India7 contributions
Archaeological structure in Leicester
Mar 2017 • Family
It was a nice place to see in Leicester Which is Free to visit only on the last Sunday of every month contains two floors accessible worth visiting if you are interested in history and ancient architecture
Written March 26, 2017
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KoaKumu
Ringgold, GA32 contributions
Not a lot to see
Feb 2017 • Friends
We weren't able to go inside as it only is open a few days a month. We did go to the museum just down the way about the shoe making history of Leicester and we learned about the Leicester regiment who fought in WWI which was fascinating.
Written February 23, 2017
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Amin A
Repton, UK1,978 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2016 • Solo
Came across this historic structure by accident while waiting at the traffic lights to cross the street. This building stands out from its surroundings as an ancient structure. Not only is it clearly old, it's interesting too because it's purpose cannot be immediately ascertained. Then it turns out to be a gateway, the one King Richard III ride out through on his way to his demise at the battle of Bosworth. Fascinating!
Written August 29, 2016
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sportybirmingham
Birmingham, UK1,280 contributions
Curiosity
Oct 2015 • Friends
Orginally a 15th century gateway, this triple storey building is surprisingly roomy & empty. Nice small cross shaped windows in the building. Used as a munitions store during the English Civil war, hence the name magazine.
Written November 17, 2015
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