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Jewry Wall Museum

Jewry Wall Museum

You can discover the archaeology of Leicester’s past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period.

Further information

Museum closure from 31 July

The museum will be closed for refurbishment from 31 July 2017 until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Complementing our Roman archaeology collections, there are fascinating artefacts from other eras. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there's something to interest the whole family.

The museum grounds contain one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country.

The celebration of Leicester’s roman history continues inside the museum, with stunning collections including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheek piece.

Opening times

Days Open (February - October)
Monday 11am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 11am - 4:30pm
Thursday 11am - 4:30pm
Friday 11am - 4:30pm
Saturday 11am - 4:30pm
Sunday 11am - 4:30pm

Visitor information

  • Open November - January for special events
  • Free admission (small charge for certain activities on event days)
  • Jewry Wall Museum is approximately ten minutes walk from Leicester City Centre
  • The nearest public car parking spaces are available at St. Nicholas Circle (Holiday Inn) and on-street parking is also available on Welles Street, but spaces are limited


Disabled access is available via Holy Bones using Vaughan College car park where level access to the museum is available. Two disabled parking bays are available in Vaughan College car park, but as these also serve the college, availability cannot be guaranteed.

Jewry Wall site audio tour

Please follow Jewry Wall audio tour download to download our audio tour of the Jewry Wall Roman bath site on the Visit Leicester website.

Contact us

Write to us: St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, LE1 4LB
Ring us: 0116 225 4971
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