Museums and Galleries
Leicester city museums was born in 1849 when we first 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 a family of five complimentary museums across Leicester. Together they offer a rich resource for everyone to learn, be inspired and 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 of beautiful, unique and historic rooms available for weddings, meetings and functions.
Memory box programme
Newarke Houses Museum have set up memory boxes and a trail to support those with dementia.