Museums and Galleries
Our museums service was born in 1849 when we took responsibility for a collection of objects of scientific and cultural interest from the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society and opened a permanent museum to show them. Since then our collections have continued to grow in size and significance and we now manage five museums across Leicester. Together they offer a rich resource for everyone to learn, be inspired and be entertained.
Museums and historic venues
We manage five museums across Leicester. Together they offer a rich resource for everyone to learn, be inspired and entertained.
Find out about the wide selection of events, talks and performances happening throughout the year.
We house a large number of objects and artefacts across a wide range of subjects and disciplines.
Education and learning
Information for schools and other groups including our active learning programme.
Find out about volunteering, donations and other opportunities to support our work.
We have a selection unique and historic rooms available for weddings, parties, meetings and functions.
Memory box programme
Newarke Houses Museum have set up memory boxes and a trail to support those with dementia.